The long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s film adaptation is finally happening. After years of development, Five Nights at Freddy’s finally started production on February 1, 2023.
The good news was shared on Twitter via producer Jason Blum. Fans can see several monitors in the photo which capture the movie’s official clapperboard. It’s also evident on the clapperboard that the movie has started production under the title “Bad Cupcake.”
Additionally, fans might notice a figure of Vanny sitting on top of the monitors. Vanny is a character featured throughout Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, and Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. It seems likely, then, that fans might even see an appearance from the character in the upcoming live-action film.
Here’s the photo:
One exciting aspect about the movie is that the animatronics will be provided by none other than Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. This is an incredible collaboration considering their work with puppetry in the past. This includes the creation of The Muppets and the creatures featured throughout the cult classic Labyrinth. Perhaps we’ll see some exciting new looks at some of the film’s animatronics as the production continues. Either way, it’s great seeing Five Nights at Freddy’s finally begin production.
Emma Tammi is directing Five Night’s at Freddy’s. The screenplay for the film was written by video game creator Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback. Blumhouse will produce the film in association with Striker Entertainment. Scott Cawthon and Jason Blum are attached as producers while Russell Binder will executive produce.
The film stars Josh Hutcherson, Piper Rubio, Elizabeth Lail, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard.
A release date for Five Nights at Freddy’s has yet to be revealed. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on the highly-anticipated film as we have them.