"I always come back..."

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Five Nights at Freddy's is an upcoming supernatural-horror/psychological-thriller film based on the video game of the same name created by Scott Cawthon. No release date is confirmed as of yet, but Scott has estimated a late 2020-2021 release.[1] As of September 29, 2019, a script for the movie has been confirmed.


Based on the popular horror video game, a man starts a job working as a night watch security guard at the restaurant Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, where he discovers the animatronics move at night and will kill anyone they see[2].

Cast & Crew

It is rumored that Jamie Lee Curtis from the Halloween franchise will be in the film. [3] The film will be written and directed by Chris Columbus. Columbus will also produce the film, alongside Jason Blum and Scott Cawthon. 

Production Companies


  • The science-fiction horror film Child's Play (2019) has a similar aesthetic to the Five Nights at Freddy's video games due to the fact that the main villain is an animatronic.
  • The horror-comedy science-fiction thriller film The Banana Splits Movie, based on the Hanna-Barbera TV show, is said to be based off of the Five Nights at Freddy's video game series. This is possible because Warner Bros. Pictures is the film's distribution company. Warner Bros. Pictures was supposed to work on the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, but the project now belongs to Blumhouse Productions.
  • The upcoming Nicolas Cage horror-thriller film Willy's Wonderland will have a similar plot line to the Five Nights at Freddy's video games.
  • It is possible that the film could be distributed by Lionsgate, due to the fact that Lionsgate assisted Scott Cawthon and Steel Wood Studios in releasing Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted. However, while this remains unconfirmed, it's extremely likely. This is because the 2019 psychological/survival horror video game Blair Witch was published by Lionsgate, who also distributed all three films in the Blair Witch film series. [4] (The first two films were released by Artisan Entertainment, which was then purchased by Lionsgate in 2003.) [5]
  • This film will be Blumhouse Productions' first ever video game film.
  • In an interview with Jason Blum, it was revealed that the film is currently Blumhouse Productions' top priority.


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