Five Things You Should Know About The Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie

Five Things You Should Know About The Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie

Yesterday, Deadline reported that Gil Kenan (Monster House, Poltergeist remake) was set to direct the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. Since then, Kenan has been answering all sorts of questions on Twitter and Instagram — and these juicy details give us a better sense of what we can expect from the movie.

The Animatronics

1) Here’s a sneak peek at what we can expect the Freddy Fazbear gang to look like:

2) According to Kenan’s Instagram, the animatronics will be constructed at the Henson Creature Shop. Meaning: the movie will be full of practical effects.

3) Here’s why practical effects were chosen over CGI:

The Story

4) For those of you worried about how a movie would even work — at the very least, we know that Kenan is a big fan of the games.

Not to mention, Scott Cawthon — the creator of the games — is going to be heavily involved with the movie, Kenan says.

5) Don’t expect a rehash of one of the games. Kenan says the movie is sticking to the lore, while exploring its own thing, too:

While not set in stone yet, this story won’t stick to one locations, as the games have done:

And there’s even the possibility we’ll see some familiar stuff too…

All of this combines to give me some hope about the Five Nights movie. I’m particularly excited to see what the animatronics look like once finished, and I’m curious to see what Kenan does with the story. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

Top image: Gamespresso


  • They say they’re not going to use CGI but the Thing prequel/remake wasn’t going to use CGI either until the producers saw that practical effects require effort.

  • Oh Kenan, you’re saying all the right things mate. My son and I are onboard hesitantly…

    • Optimism never hurt anyone but even I can’t be completely keen on this, game movies aren’t good often. Hope to get proven wrong though!

      • They’re taking a smart approach so far, not remaking the game itself. A side story can absolutely be done, given the game itself has had a vague ‘plot’, but the background lore is deep and rich. This is one of the few properties I’m fairly confident loans itself well to the cinema given its initial almost complete lack of character, its reliance on jumpscares and the animatronics.

      • Uh excuse me? Super Mario Brothers?!

        OH, oh, game movies aren’t good often, terribly sorry.

      • When they said Hensons lot were doing the animatronics, my heart skipped a beat and I had to re-read it to make sure it was for real :O

  • Is anyone else like me, who is interested in this movie but haven’t played any of the games?

    I’ve actually been reading up on everything about the lore/games but just can’t bring myself to actually play them coz I hate jump scares lol.

    • Yeah, I’m the same. I think I enjoy the lore more than actually playing the game.

    • On your side. I haven’t really played the games, and find the mechanics uninteresting and I’m not a fan of jump scares. But reading up on the lore and watching the youtube videos, so I’m very interested in this movie.

    • Absoluteley, a lot of us are. I haven’t played them a lot, but I love the story, I love the design, I think there’s a definite market there for kids horror with intelligent, adult level story (like there used to be). Hopefully this fills that void.

  • I am now intrigued by the FNaF movie. Reading that not only is Scott going to be involved heavily and the movie will build on the lore, but that they’re aiming for physical effects using ACTUAL animatronics made by none other than the Henson workshop? That’s a lot of well-placed cards…

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