Five Nights at Freddy’s Official Runtime Revealed for Blumhouse Movie
The official runtime for Five Nights at Freddy’s has been revealed for Blumhouse’ live-action adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s popular survival horror video game series.
According to the AMC Theatres website, the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie will have a total running time of 110 minutes, or an hour and 50 minutes, providing the titular villain and his band of evil animatronics enough time to give Josh Hutcherson’s character hell. Despite not receiving the R-rating that fans were hoping for, its PG-13 rating still promises to deliver a “violent” and “bloody” adaptation, teasing the story’s faithfulness to the original game. The long-awaited movie is set to cover the events from Cawthon’s first FNAF game, which launched back in Aug. 2014.
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The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay written by Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. Hutcherson will be playing the role of Mike Schmidt, a cash-strapped young man struggling to take care of his younger sister Abby. In order to retain custody of Abby, he desperately agrees to become a night-shift security guard at an abandoned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria. He’ll soon realize that the job requires more than what he signed up for, as he discovers something sinister within.
Unlike in the video game series where the security guard is the only one who must try to survive, the film’s main character will get to be accompanied by other characters, who’ll also face the wrath of Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Foxy, Bonnie, and Springtrap. The possessed animatronics were brought to life by the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Joining The Hunger Games vet in the nightmare-filled adaptation are newcomer Piper Rubio as Abby, You’s Elizabeth Lail as police officer Vanessa, Blindspot actor Mary Stuart Masterson as Aunt Jane, We Have a Ghost’s Kat Conner Sterling as babysitter Max, and Scream alum Matthew Lillard as career counselor Steve Raglan.
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FNAF Movie Could Lead to More Adaptations of Horror Video Games
In a previous interview, producer Jason Blum teased that the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s movie might not be the last video game adaptation that the audience will see from Blumhouse. “I think the right video games make great source material for movies. I mean, you saw that even with [The Super Mario Bros. Movie]. It’s a different genre, but it was an amazingly successful movie,” he said. “And I certainly hope that’s the case [with Five Nights at Freddy’s]. I’m definitely looking forward to finding more games that are popular and that we could turn into horror movies.”
Before the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie arrives in theaters, the project first went through development hell for almost a decade after facing multiple creative changes. It was originally set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, with Monster House director Gil Kenan attached to helm the adaptation. Two years later, the film rights to the game was ultimately nabbed by Blumhouse, with Home Alone’s Chris Columbus replacing Kenan in the director’s chair. In Sept. 2021, FNAF movie once again lost its director, as Columbus exited his directorial duties. Afterward, rising filmmaker Emma Tammi was enlisted to take over the long-delayed project, which finally completed its filming earlier this year.
Five Nights at Freddy’s debuts on Oct. 27 in theaters and on Peacock.
Source: AMC Theatres
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