After years of anticipation, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie will finally hit theaters this Fall. The process was a long one but director Emma Tammi and Blumhouse cofounder Jason Blum believe it was worth it to achieve their goal: to make a movie that true FNAF fans could be proud of.
“One of the reasons this movie took so long to do was that we had to make a movie for fans of Five Nights at Freddy’s,” said Blum at Friday's Blumfest panel at New York Comic Con. “We have to make a movie that works for the fans and if anyone else comes, that’s great.”
The journey to making a proper film adaptation began with Warner Brothers acquiring the rights in 2015 but was constantly delayed until finding a new home with Blumhouse in 2017. Since then, it’s been a labor of love that Tammi has taken extremely seriously.
“I started doing a deep dive after my first call with Jason,” she said. “We were trying to pull in elements of the lore that felt really right for this film. Hopefully, every frame of this film has things to unpack and savor.”
The truly defining moment for Tammi came when the Jim Henson Creature Shop brought Freddy and his friends to life. She actually got emotional seeing them for the first time.
“It was a step by step process and we started with the original designs that Scott shared with us from the game,” said Tammi “Every single detail was something that we did through a process of trial and error. Jim Henson’s company just nailed it... Everyone knew they were stepping into something the fans were really excited about.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s starring Josh Hutcherson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lucas Grant and Matthew Lilliard hits theaters and Peacock on October 27.
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