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Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Gives Film Update

The Five Nights At Freddy's game has a history as an expansive game, originating as a PC game in 2014. The game is a "point and click" survivor-horror title that centers around a pizza restaurant, from the point of view of an overnight security guard where the animatronic characters come to life at night with a desire for bloodshed.

The game's massive success pushed it onto Android and iOS devices, and eventually, a console release that hit in 2019. Because of the popularity, the announcement that a film was in development for Five Nights At Freddy's was the next reasonable step, and now the game's creator Scott Cawthon has provided an update on the status of a Hollywood adaptation. While discussing the topic of various script concepts on a Reddit thread, Cawthon writes, "Before we get to the bad news concerning the state of the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, I wanted to share a brief history of the FNAF screenplay. It's been a long road, so let's take a look at some of the screenplays that have come and gone over the years."

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The creator continues, "Some of these came from big studios, some from big directors, some from me, and some from other hired writers. I gave the screenplays a name, and I'll include a brief synopsis, as well as what ultimately led to each screenplay being rejected." The list includes ball-pit connected tunnels, ghost hunting trackers, and a pawn shop, with it ending on one referred to as "Mike" that Cawthon ultimately concludes is the screenplay we will be getting.

The details, of course, were practically non-existent, but he did admit, "Actually, this is a good mix… it has the best pieces from all the previous screenplays… Not really any problems here. All the right characters, all the right motivations, all the right stakes… Verdict: Yeah, we're going with this one. It's fun, it's scary, and it has a great central story!" 

What are your thoughts on a Five Nights At Freddy's movie? 



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Aedan JuvetAbout Aedan Juvet

A self proclaimed pop-culture aficionado with a passion for all forms of storytelling. Aside from sharing my written opinions, I can be likely found watching everything horror, anime or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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