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Five Nights at Freddy’s featurette goes behind the scenes of horror video game adaptation

A featurette gives a behind the scenes look at the horror video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s, coming to theatres and Peacock

We’re just eleven days away from the October 27th theatrical and Peacock streaming service release of the long-awaited horror video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s, and today a featurette has arrived online to offer us a glimpse behind the scenes of the film. Interviewed in this short featurette are director Emma Tammi, producer Jason Blum, and cast members – including the actors who play the homicidal animatronics at the heart of the story! You can check it out in the embed above.

Five Nights at Freddy’s stars Matthew Lillard (Scream), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Game), Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny & Joon), Elizabeth Lail (You), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy), and Kat Conner Sterling (A Week Away). 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.

Stunt performers Kevin Foster (WandaVision), Jade Kindar-Martin (Interview with the Vampire), and Jess Weiss (Mayfair Witches) play the animatronics Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, and Chica.

The video game takes place in Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a darker version of Chuck-E-Cheese, where an animatronic animal band performs kiddy songs by day, and goes on murderous rampages by night. The goal of the game is survive a night locked inside, knowing that a furry death machine might jump out of the dark at any moment.

This adaptation was originally set up at Warner Bros., where Gil Kenan (Monster House) was going to direct the film from a screenplay he was writing with Tyler Burton Smith (the Child’s Play remake). Then the project moved over to Blumhouse, where Chris Columbus (Home Alone) was attached to direct it for several years. But now it has gone into production with Emma Tammi – director of The Wind, Into the Dark: Delivered, and Into the Dark: Blood Moon – at the helm, working from a screenplay she wrote with Seth Cuddeback (Mateo) and video game creator Scott Cawthon. Tragedy Girls writers Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Lee Hill share story credit with Cawthon.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is being produced by Blumhouse, in association with Striker Entertainment. Cawthon is a producer alongside Blumhouse founder Jason Blum. Russell Binder is executive producing. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is handling the special effects that help bring the homicidal animatronic animals to life on the screen.

The film has been rated PG-13 for “strong violent content, bloody images and language.”

Are you looking forward to Five Nights at Freddy’s? What did you think of the featurette? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/five-nights-featurette/

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