Universal Pictures y Blumhouse continue apace the marketing campaign of the highly requested and expected film adaptation of the popular horror video game Five Nights at Freddy’sfrom the writer and director Emma Tammi (The Wind), releasing the official trailer.
The preview, available at the end of the note, opens the doors of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza allowing a better look at characters that will be recognized by fans of the game, such as Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Mr. Cupcake, who become a bloody and deadly nightmare for security guard Mike Schmidt, played by Josh Hutcherson (saga Hunger Games).
We can also see how the adaptation of the video game to the big screen takes shape, while the design of the animatronics remains intact, designed and brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shopdivision of The Jim Henson Company, in charge of special and visual effects (lThe company belongs to Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets). We also see that they maintain the tradition of animatronics possessed by the souls of the children murdered in the restaurant by William Afton, its founder, played here by Matthew Lillard (Scream, Thir13en Ghosts).
Universal Pictures set the premiere of FNAF in theaters –and at Peacock in the US– by October 27, 2023.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a troubled security guard as he starts working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. As he spends his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won’t be so easy to get through. The objective is try to survive five nights as a night security guard at the aforementioned pizzeria, and avoid getting caught by any of the animatronics of the establishment that come to life in a place much like Chuck E. Cheese.”
“Can you survive Five Nights at Freddy’s?”
The cast is led by Hutcherson, Lilliard, Elizabeth Leil (You, Countdown), Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful, Daniel Isn’t Real) as the villainess, Piper Rubio (How We Roll) plays Mike Schmidt’s little sister Abby, and Kat Conner Sterling (The Gifted, 9-1-1, The Resident).
After acquiring the rights in 2015, Blumhouse officially launched the adaptation in February 2018, with Scott Cawthoncreator of the game, working side by side in the development of the film working as one of the scriptwriters. Tammi, Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback wrote the screenplay.
Blumhouse produces the feature film, in association with Striker Entertainment. Cawthon and Jason Blum are the producers, with Russell Binder serving as executive producer.