The Five Nights At Freddy’s movie has been in development in 2015, when Warner Brothers picked up the rights for the game to make it into a film. Last year, the film then had been moved over to Blumhouse Productions, and Jason Blum came on board as a producer for the project. The script had been wrapped up, and both Jason Blum and Chris Columbus has greenlit it.
But the game’s creator, Scott Cawthon, decided to toss it because it didn’t match his vision for what he wanted. He said on a form:
“OK guys, I had a script written; Jason liked it, and Chris Columbus liked it too, but I tossed it. I had a different idea for it, one that I liked better. I take responsibility for this delay; it’s my fault. ”
He, then, also went on to say:
“I’m determined to find the right story. I’m sticking to what I’ve always said, either the right movie gets made or no movie gets made. I hate delaying a project that’s already seen so many delays, but I have to go with my instincts on what I think will be exciting and interesting, and what I think the fanbase will really want to see. If that means that I have to start over ten more times, then that’s what I’m going to do. The good thing is that each attempt gets better and better, in my opinion. So, despite the delays, it’s going in the right direction.”
So it’s sounding like the movie isn’t quite up to the standards of the video game. But only time will tell when the movie is going into production and get released.