After first being announced in 2015, the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie finally kicks off. Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the Blumhouse horror movie, giving viewers their first glimpse at how the terrifying animatronics in the popular survival horror video game will come to life.
Five Nights at Freddy’s is based on the video game series created by Scott Cawthon, which released its first entry in 2014 and quickly skyrocketed to popularity. In a different game, players are tasked with surviving an attack by hostile animatronic characters inside the haunted Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant, using security cameras, lights, and doors to investigate the area.
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A new trailer reveals how those game mechanics are incorporated into the adaptation, which stars Josh Hutcherson as a hapless security guard.
Cotten was first announced in 2015 for a film adaptation, much to the excitement of fans. But from there, it’s been a bumpy road. Warner Bros. acquired the rights, but after a two-year hiatus, Coulson declared the project “back to square one.” After losing a string of directors, Jason Blum announced he would adapt the project in 2017 through his Blumhouse production company.
Earlier this year, the global Announce “Five Nights at Freddy’s” will debut on streaming service Peacock the same day it opens in theaters, replicating the same-day release strategy of other high-profile Blumhouse titles like “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween is Over.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s, directed by Emma Tammi, also stars Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson and Matthew Lillard, with animatronics and technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Watch the movie’s trailer below.