Collider recently spoke to Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, which secured the film rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s in 2017. About its director, previously reported to be Chris Columbus (director of the first two Home Alone films, the first two Harry Potter and Pixels Movies), Blum said: “Chris Columbus is no longer attached.”
Scott Cawthon, creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s game series, remains involved in the decision-making process. In 2018, when it was announced that the film was being delayed to search for the perfect screenplay, Cawthon said, “either the right movie is made or no movie is made.”
As Blum told Collider, “I’m not allowed to do anything Scott doesn’t like. Basically Scott has kinda like the equivalent of the ‘final cut’ and it took more. longer than I expected to get the right story. ” When asked if a new manager had been found, Blum replied, “This is classified information.”
Cawthon no longer works on the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, having retired earlier this year after its release, he has donated large sums of money to conservative action committees and politicians including Donald Trump , upsetting many fans, especially the significant number of Five of Freddy’s fan nights in the LGBTQ + community.
Meanwhile, if you really want to watch a cheesy horror flick where animatronics come to life, Nicolas Cage and Willy’s Wonderland are here for you.