I’ve never been much of a video gamer, but the story at the core of the point-and-click survival series Five Nights at Freddy’s is brilliant horror movie fodder! The game revolves around a nighttime security guard at a Chuck E. Cheeses knock-off called Freddy’s. Every night, after all the kiddies and employees go home for the day, the animatronic animals come to life, wreaking all types of mischievous havoc. Huge jump-scares ensue! The series was created, designed, developed, and published by Scott Cawthon.
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Fans have long been clamoring for a film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, but a development deal with Warner Brothers in 2015 fizzled out before anything came to fruition. Yesterday, however, Cawthon Tweeted out a little missive that has Freddy’s fans thinking a potential film has found a new home. Have a look:
It’s worth noting that this is the only Tweet Cawthon has ever made, despite establishing his account back in 2014. He’s been waiting a long time for announcement worth making!
There was no accompanying text, but the insinuation is clear: Blumhouse is in the mix! The indie studio launched by Jason Blum is becoming a powerhouse of mainstream horror with a string of recent hits including Split, Get Out, and The Belko Experiment. If the implication of this Tweet is true, and Cawthon has merged forces with Blumhouse, Five Nights at Freddy’s is in good hands!
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Obviously, this is all conjecture at this point, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground and bring you updates as they emerge. In the meantime, check out some creepy Five Nights at Freddy’s demo play in the video below. Watch with the lights out—if you dare!