Horror Video Game Comes To Life – Variety

After being announced for the first time in 2015, the film “Five Nights at Freddy’s” finally draws the curtain. Universal has released the first teaser for the Blumhouse horror movie, giving viewers their first look at how the popular survival horror video game’s terrifying animatronics will come to life.

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” is based on the video game franchise created by Scott Cawthon, which released its first entry in 2014 and quickly achieved massive popularity. Throughout the various games, players are tasked with surviving the onslaught of hostile animatronic characters inside the haunted Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant, using security cameras, lights, and doors to monitor the area.

The new teaser reveals how these gameplay mechanics were incorporated into the adaptation, with a movie starring Josh Hutcherson as the hapless security guard.

Cawthon first announced the film adaptation in 2015 to much fan excitement. But from there it was a bumpy road. Warner Bros. acquired the rights, but, after two years of silence, Cawthon announced that the project was “back to square one”. After losing a series of directors, Jason Blum announced he would adapt the project through his production company Blumhouse in 2017.

Earlier this year, Universal announced that “Five Nights at Freddy’s” would debut on the Peacock streaming service on the same day of its theatrical release, replicating the day-and-date release strategy of other high-profile Blumhouse productions. such as “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends”

Directed by Emma Tammi, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” also features Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson and Matthew Lillard, as well as animatronic designs and technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Watch the teaser for the film below.

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