The "Five Nights at Freddy's" movie will be directed by Emma Tammi, with production slated to begin in early 2023
The "Five Nights at Freddy's" movie will be directed by Emma Tammi, with production slated to begin in early 2023
According to a statement from Blumhouse, the film's producer, the long-gestating cinematic version of the popular video game Five Nights at Freddy's has selected a director and is on track for "an early 2023 production start."

The movie, which is based on Scott Cawthon's writings who created the brand, will be directed by Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon). A night security guard who starts working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is the subject of Cawthon's game. He discovers the job won't be simple when working his first night since the mechanical creatures that amuse children during the day play their own macabre games at night.

"It is beyond amazing to go inside the intricate, horrifying world of Freddy's with Scott Cawthon, Blumhouse, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Director Tammi stated, "I cannot wait for viewers to immerse themselves in the wild and fantastic playground we are creating.

The most current game in the main Freddy series, five nights at freddy's: Security Breach, was released in 2021. There have been eight games in all. Numerous books and graphic novels based on the series, six offshoot video games, and five fan-made video games with Cawthon's endorsement have all been produced.

Given all that IP, it makes sense that Blumhouse, which has a history of success with genre franchises, would continue to work on a movie that was originally going to be directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) seven years ago, then switched to Blumhouse in 2017, then Chris Columbus was chosen to helm the project in 2018, and is now being handled by Tammi with a start date in sight.

"More often than any other movie I've ever worked on, Five Nights at Freddy's gets inquired about, and I'm pleased to report it's finally happening! We're dedicated to bringing Scott's vision for the film to reality with Emma Tammi in charge. Don't worry; it will be worth the wait, according to Jason Blum, CEO, and creator of Blumhouse.

Cawthon said, "After meeting Emma, I thought she had a fantastic grasp of the series and could truly construct something that would delight the fandom and keep people on the edge of their seats.

The spooky bears and other animals from the game will be brought to life by Blumhouse and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The inventive effects studio, which has won Emmys and Oscars, has already started developing the animatronics.

When discussing the concept with Deadline earlier this year, Blum said it was "dangerously close" to occurring.

Cawthon, Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback are the authors of Five Nights at Freddy's. Blumhouse will produce the movie in collaboration with Striker Entertainment. The movie will be produced by Cawthon and Blum. Executive producer Russell Binder is credited.

CAA, Atlas Artists, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum all represent Tammi. Klein Morris Bernstein Trattner.