As anticipation grows for its long-awaited arrival, Jason Blum opens up about the pushback he’s received for trying to make it. Five Nights at Freddy’s movies. The horror project is based on the long-running video game franchise of the same name, which centers on a night security guard at a family entertainment center who realizes that the animatronics are possessed by the ghosts of murdered children. Josh Hutcherson leads the cast Five Nights at Freddy’sAlongside Matthew Lillard, Elizabeth Lyle, Piper Rubio and Mary Stewart Masterson.
During a recent interview with Dr IGNJason looked at the long journey to bring Blum back Five Nights at Freddy’s Life as a movie. The famed horror producer revealed that he often received pushback for his efforts, even from his own staff, many of whom didn’t believe he could actually pull it off. Check out what Blum shared below:
Everyone said we could never do the movie, including, by the way, internally at my company. I was ridiculed for pursuing it, this thing that could never happen, and it always lit a fire under me, ‘I bet I can do that.’
Ken Blum’s dedication is a promising sign for FNAF
Although indie studios were behind most of the movie’s development, Blumhouse wasn’t nearly the first choice Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, with Warner Bros. acquiring the horror game rights in 2015. The studio behind The Conjuring universe and multiple Stephen King adaptations worked for two years to bring the movie to life in the future. Ghostbusters: Afterlife Co-writer Gil Kenan is signing on to direct and co-write with Future children’s play The remake is written by Tyler Burton Smith.
Eventually, franchise creator Scott Cawthon would partner with Blumhouse to create one Five Nights at Freddy’s 2017 movie, and while the prolonged development may have drawn skepticism from both fans of the game and Bloom’s own staff, the producer’s dedication to making it happen may ultimately prove better for the movie. Despite the seemingly simple premise of its source material, Blum clearly wants to tap into the game’s horror and wide-ranging lore potential with the adaptation.
Those who love the game have found Bloom’s efforts with both to be promising Five Nights at Freddy’s Trailer leaks and the official release have garnered widespread praise from fans of the source material. Bloom enlisted Cawthon to co-write the script with director Emma Tammy rather than serve as a creative consultant and producer, a dedication to staying true to the games that seems primed to continue the winning streak of video game adaptations and deliver a suitably chilling horror. outing