The Five Nights at Freddy's game franchise seems long overdue for a movie adaptation, especially after independent studios have created works like Willy's Wonderland to fill the gap. Recently, Blumhouse announced that a Five Nights At Freddy's movie would, in fact, soon be in the works, much to the excitement of those who have come to love the games.
The Five Nights at Freddy's movie is coming out sooner than later, and if you're a fan of the series, you'll probably want to check it out. Let's take a deeper look at the upcoming Five Nights At Freddy's movie, including its potential release date, cast list, and characters.
Update 13th March 2023 - Filming has started in New Orleans on the Five Night's At Freddy's movie!
In an interview on YouTube with WeeklyMTG, Matthew Lillard claimed that he signed a three-movie deal for Five Nights At Freddy's - meaning we'll more than likely see at least three films in the series!
The news that there will be more FNAF movies over the horizon has stunned fans as filming for the first movie has just begun in New Orleans.
Check out the interview below:
Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Release Date Speculation
A release date or release window for the Five Nights At Freddy's movie has yet to be announced, but what we do know is that filming for the movie will begin in February 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
With filming starting so early in 2023, it's possible that Five Nights at Freddy's will see a late 2023 release on the big screen.
On the other hand, though, it's possible that it could take longer to shoot and edit the movie, meaning it could be released as late as early to mid-2024. Since we don't have any official information from the studio about when it will be released, all we can really do right now is speculate.
Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Cast
While a full cast list for Five Nights at Freddy's has not been released yet, we do know that several very familiar faces will be playing roles in the movie. According to Deadline, Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson will act in the film adaptation of Five Nights At Freddy's.
In a charity livestream, Five Nights At Freddy's streamer Dawko revealed that Matthew Lillard would take on the role of William Afton, the movie's primary antagonist. Josh Hutcherson, on the other hand, will play Mike Schmidt, the protagonist and night security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria.
Here is the full list of Five Nights at Freddy's cast members announced so far:
- Matthew Lillard - William Afton
- Josh Hutcherson - Mike Schmidt
- Mary Stuart Masterson - Unnamed villain
- Piper Rubio - Mike's younger sister
The movie, which Blumhouse will produce, will be written by Scott Cawthon, Emma Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback. It will be produced by Scott Cawthon and Jason Blum.
Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Characters
The Five Nights At Freddy's movie will follow the games' plot, according to Deadline. This likely means that the characters from the iconic franchise will appear in the movie, including all four of the animatronics from the first game, as well as Mike Schmidt, the night guard, and William Afton.
Here's a list of the characters we can expect to see in the Five Nights At Freddy's movie:
- Freddy Fazbear
- William Afton
- Mike Schmidt
- Mike's younger sister
- Phone Man
Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Trailer
Unfortunately, Blumhouse has yet to release a Five Nights At Freddy's movie trailer. It's likely that they will publish one or more trailers after filming begins, so we'll be sure to add the movie's trailer here as soon as it is released.