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Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie May Land at Blumhouse

Warner Bros. pulled the movie from production months ago.

Blumhouse is reportedly close to acquiring the film rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s[2] . Deadline[3] reports Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema pulled the movie from production a few months ago, and numerous distributors have been interested in picking it up. Additionally, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon recently teased Blumhouse’s potential acquisition on Twitter[4].

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Caution via Twitter[5]

The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie was first announced in 2015[6] and the director of the Poltergeist remake, Gil Kenan, was attached to helm the film[7]; however, Blumhouse is looking to start the project fresh. For those unfamiliar with the popular horror video game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a group of animatronic robots terrorizing a security guard at a kid’s restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Both of Blumhouse’s movies this year, Get Out and Split, have enjoyed commercial and critical success.

For IGN’s thoughts on the films, read our Split[8] and Get Out reviews[9].

Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN.

You can follow him on Twitter[10].

References

  1. ^ Alex Gilyadov (people.ign.com)
  2. ^ Five Nights at Freddy’s (uk.ign.com)
  3. ^ Deadline (deadline.com)
  4. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)
  5. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)
  6. ^ first announced in 2015 (www.ign.com)
  7. ^ attached to helm the film (www.ign.com)
  8. ^ Split (www.ign.com)
  9. ^ Get Out reviews (www.ign.com)
  10. ^ Twitter (twitter.com)

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