The long-in-the-works feature adaptation of the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy’s has found a director and is headed toward “an early 2023 production start,” according to an announcement from Blumhouse , which is producing. Emma Tammi ( The Wind , Blood Moon ) will direct the film, based on the work of franchise creator Scott Cawthon. Cawthon’s game follows a night security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the gig won’t be so easy as the animatronic animals that entertain kids during the day play their own sinister games at night. “Stepping into the rich, terrifying world of Freddy’s alongside Scott Cawthon, Blumhouse and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is beyond thrilling. I cannot wait for audiences to immerse themselves in the wild and wonderful playground we are creating,” said director Tammi. There have been eight games in the mainline Freddy’s franchise, the most recent being Five … [Read more...] about Emma Tammi To Direct ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Film; Blumhouse Sets Early 2023 Production Start
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EXCLUSIVE: Chris Columbus has signed on to write, direct and produce Blumhouse ’s screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon ’s popular video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, which centers on a security guard battling animatronic robots that come to life in a Chuck E. Cheese-like venue. Blumhouse landed Five Nights at Freddy’s last March when movie rights were put in turnaround by New Line. Every genre filmmaker wanted it, but Blumhouse landed the property because producer Jason Blum won the allegiance of creator Cawthon. Columbus is repped by WME. Cawthon will produce alongside Columbus and Blumhouse’s Blum. Cawthon launched the original game in 2014 and it became an immediate online sensation, ultimately generating billions of views on YouTube. Five Nights at Freddy ‘s spans six different games; each of the games’ mobile apps ranked at the top of Android and iOS stores upon release. To date, the franchise includes a series of bestselling novels and top-performing … [Read more...] about Chris Columbus To Write & Direct ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ For Blumhouse
For months, there have been rumors that Warner Bros./New Line would put into turnaround Five Nights At Freddys , a thriller that is basically the tale of a night security guard terrorized by animatronic robots at a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It had been developed at the studio with Gil Kenan once attached to direct , with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame Smith and Roy Lee as producers. The studio pulled it back from turnaround a few months ago, and numerous distributors have been hovering. The property is based on a popular video game, whose creator Scott Cawthon put out a telling tweet today, one that included the Blumhouse banner. Lionsgate also tried for this one and Screen Gems chased it too. pic.twitter.com/6EaMBDnbxI — Scott Cawthon (@real_scawthon) March 28, 2017 No confirmation yet, but it looks like Blumhouse will start fresh with a clean slate. The genre specialist company is coming off monstrous hits Get Out and … [Read more...] about Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Blumhouse-Bound?
German powerhouse Constantin Film and Frank Spotnitz ’s Big Light Productions have teamed to make a high-end drama series about the events surrounding the Nuremberg Trials. The drama, currently unnamed, follows the prosecution of Nazi officials after World War II, the first time in history that people were held accountable for war crimes, exploring characters from all sides of the trials. The series will be executive produced by Oliver Berben and Robert Kulzer for Constantin Film, Spotnitz and Emily Feller ( Leonardo, Medici, Trust Me, Ordinary Lies) for Big Light, and Ron Maxwell ( Gettysburg) along with Jeff Berg of Northside Services. “This series is a real powerhouse,” said Spotnitz. “It’s an investigative mystery, a suspense thriller set both in a courtroom and on the global stage, and one of the most searing moral dramas imaginable. The characters and the issues all seem startlingly relevant and contemporary.” “On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany … [Read more...] about ‘Resident Evil’ Studio Constantin Film And Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions Team For Nuremberg Trials Drama Series
BBC Studios has taken full control of Firebird Pictures , the British drama indie behind Prime Video’s Wilderness and BBC One’s Wahala . The BBC’s commercial arm already had a stake in the company, which former BBC execs Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth run together. Firebird now sits in a stable of BBC Studios indies that include Gentleman Jack firm Lookout Point, Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions, Sherwood maker House Productions, The End of the F*cking World indie Clerkenwell Films and Killing Eve ‘s Sid Gentle Films. The BBC also has minority stakes in the likes of Various Artists Limited, Expectation, Curve and Mothership Productions and is backing YouTuber Joe Suggs’ new venture Final Straw Productions . Firebird launched in 2019 with minority support from the BBC after Kilgarriff and Holleworth left their respective roles as BBC Senior Commissioning Editor and BBC Drama/BBC Films Head of Business. Recent greenlit are Wilderness , a … [Read more...] about BBC Studios Takes Full Control Of ‘Wilderness’ And ‘Wahala’ Producer Firebird Pictures
Great Expectations has cast its Miss Havisham. Oscar winner Olivia Colman will star as the wealthy, wedding dress-wearing spinster in the FX and BBC limited series adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novel, which comes from Steven Knight. Colman most recently starred in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter for Netflix, for which she received an Oscar nomination. Next up for the Broadchurch and The Crown stars in Emer Reynolds’ comedy Joyride , Paul King’s Wonka alongside Timothée Chalamet and Sally Hawkins, and Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light. Fionn Whitehead, who has starred in Dunkirk and Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch will play Pip, the orphan at the center of the coming-of-age story. The cast also includes Ashley Thomas, Johnny Harris, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Hayley Squires, Owen McDonnell, Trystan Gravelle and Matt Berry. FX Networks @ TCA: Deadline’s Complete Coverage Them star Thomas plays Pip’s guardian Jaggers, This Is England ‘86’s … [Read more...] about Olivia Colman, Fionn Whitehead & Matt Berry Among Cast Of FX/BBC’s ‘Great Expectations’