It’s been a long time coming, having originally been announced back in 2015 under the Warner Bros. Pictures umbrella before being delayed and changing hands, but the Five Nights At Freddy’s film adaptation is nearly here.
Now in production at Blumhouse and being distributed by Universal Pictures, the Five Nights At Freddy’s movie is due to release in October this year, and it’s just kicked off its marketing campaign with new posters and a short, 45-second teaser trailer.
The official teaser, which you can watch below, sets the scene with a 80s-style employee induction video for the role of Security Guard at the titular family pizzeria, before cutting to a much more horrifying glimpse at main character Mike Schmidt encountering the horrors of being trapped in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza at night.
“A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.”
Five Nights At Freddy’s stars Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, and also features Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby-Doo) as animatronic engineer and the film’s main villain, William Afton. The series’ creator, Scott Cawthon, has been heavily involved in the project from the initial Warner Bros. run and is now credited as co-writer on the film under Blumhouse Productions. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is reportedly responsible for bringing the animatronic Freddy Fazbear crew to life.
Lillard has reported in the past that he’d signed a three-picture deal with the studio, so this will more than likely be the first of many Five Nights At Freddy’s films.
Five Nights At Freddy’s is set to premiere in theatres and on streaming services (at least in the US) on October 27th. An official website has been set up at fivenightsatfreddys.movie, though at present it doesn’t contain much other than the ability to set a reminder for the film.