Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, recently spoke with Collider about how he acquired the film rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s in 2017. “Chris Columbus is no longer attached.” Blum said of the film’s director, who was previously announced as Chris Columbus (director of the first two Home Alone films, the first two Harry Potter films, and Pixels).
The creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series, Scott Cawthon, is still involved in the decision-making process. “either the right movie gets made or no movie gets made.” Cawthon said in 2018, when the movie was delayed in order to find the perfect screenplay.
According to Blum, who spoke to Collider, “I don’t have the authority to do anything that Scott dislikes. Scott has basically completed the ‘final cut,’ and it’s taken longer than I expected to get the right storey.” “That is classified information,” Blum said when asked if a new director had been found.
Cawthon is no longer working on the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, having retired earlier this year after it was revealed that he donated large sums of money to conservative action committees and politicians, including Donald Trump, upsetting many fans—particularly the LGBTQ+ community, which has a large number of Five Nights at Freddy’s fans.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Cage and Willy’s Wonderland have you covered if you’re looking for a cheesy horror film with animatronics that comes to life.