Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has shared an update on the fate of the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the jump-scare-tastic game series.
In an update on Reddit entitled « Bad news about the FNAF movie :(« , Cawthon shared every screenplay concept the team had considered and rejected thus far, including brief synopses of each plot and reasons why they chose not to proceed with each idea.
« Before we get to the bad news concerning the state of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, I wanted to share a brief history of the FNAF screenplay, » Cawthon wrote (thanks, PCGN). « It’s been a long road, so let’s take a look at some of the screenplays that have come and gone over the years, in no particular order. »
In all Cawthon outlined ten screenplay plans, before ending on one called « Mike ». With a basic setup they considered to « make sense », Cawthon went on to confirm that as it has « the best pieces from all the previous screenplays » and « all the right characters, all the right motivations, all the right stakes », the team decided « yeah, we’re going with this one ».
The bad news they referred to? « The bad news is that there won’t be any more screenplays to add to this list since we’re officially making the ‘Mike’ screenplay, » Cawthon teased.
The announcement prompted Blumhouse, a film and television production company that specialises in horror, to confirm that filming is expected to kick off early next year.
#FiveNightsAtFreddys creator Scott Cawthon stopped by Reddit to give an update on #FNAF: https://t.co/3R0pQuDApKFilming will start in the spring! 🎉👏November 20, 2020
Cawthon recently revealed they’re working on a « giant collaboration » with the FNaF fanbase to mass release some of the community’s best fan-made creations, including Five Nights at Candy’s 4, The Joy of Creation: Ignited Collection, Popgoes Evergreen, One Night at Flumpty’s 3, and even a remake/re-imagining of the original FNaF.
« There have been some great fanmade spinoff universes created in this community, and I want to see them keep going; that’s why I’ve put some [of] my own cash toward development of new games in those game series, » Cawthon said at the time.
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