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Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Release Date, Cast, Plot and News

Here's the scoop on the Five Night's At Freddy's movie release date, cast, characters, and more.
Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Release Date, Cast, Plot and News

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.

13 September 2023 - Page updated with the latest news and leaks.

Latest News

Just below we'll keep you up to date on the latest news, leaks, and rumors:

1 September 2023 - New Trailer Released

There's a new trailer for the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, check it out below:

5 July 2023 - Jason Blum Talks FNAF

In a new interview with IGN, the founder and producer of Blumhouse, Jason Blum, has provided an explanation as to why the upcoming horror game adaptation was not a straightforward decision to make into a movie.

“I really love a challenge,” he stated. “Scott had been working on it as a movie with a studio for a while and that didn't work out, this is many years ago. Everyone said we could never get the movie done, including, by the way, internally in my company. I was made fun of for pursuing this, this thing that could never happen, and that always lights a fire under me to say, ‘I bet I can do this’.”

4 July 2023 - New Behind-the-Scenes Images Shared

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17 May 2023 - Official Teaser Trailer Shared

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12 May 2023 - Five Nights At Freddy's Trailer Leaked

A Five Nights at Freddy's movie trailer showcasing the animatronics, other characters, and action in the movie was leaked and posted to Twitter last week.

The trailer, which was uploaded in two parts from an anonymous source, has since been taken down from Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms after NBC Universal filed a copyright claim on the material.

19 April 2023 - FNAF Movie Release Date Announced!

The Five Nights at Freddy's movie is set to release on 27th October 2023, according to Blumhouse.

Fans won't have to wait much longer until the FNAF movie's release!

13 February 2023 - Three Five Nights At Freddy's Movies Coming!

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

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Five Nights at Freddy's will likely release sometime in 2023 or 2024. (Picture: ScottGames)

Update 19 April 2023 - The release date for the Five Nights At Freddy's Movie is October 27, 2023!

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

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The Five Nights At Freddy's movie will be based on the games and will thus likely feature the same characters. (Picture: ScottGames)

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
  • Chica
  • Bonnie
  • Foxy
  • William Afton
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Mike's younger sister
  • Phone Man
  • Springtrap

Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Behind The Scenes Images

Five Nights At Freddy's Movie Trailer

YES! There's now an official teaser for the movie, which you can see below. There's also this overview for the film:

Can you survive five nights? The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.