Back in August, Jason Blum updated fans that he was hard at work collaborating with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop on the upcoming film adaptation of Five Nights At Freddy’s. Now, the film is continuing to pick up steam. As first reported by Deadline, Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson have been tapped to star in the feature.
The film will reportedly begin production early next year. The Wind director Emma Tammi will direct the feature with a script by the creator of Five Nights At Freddy’s Scott Cawthon, Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback (Mateo). Blum will executive produce the film via Blumhouse Productions alongside Russell Binder (Creepshow).
Created by Scott Cawthon, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a series of survival horror video games in locations connected to a fictional family pizza restaurant franchise named “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, after its mascot, the animatronic bear Freddy Fazbear. The franchise also includes spin-off games and other media, such as a novel trilogy and an anthology series, comprising an all-encompassing universe.
Matthew Lillard has an impressive acting career spanning more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for his role as Shaggy in the live-action Scooby-Doo films, Lillard has also been the voice of Shaggy since Casey Kasem retired from the role in 2009. Most recently, Lillard returned to the Scream franchise for the 2022 sequel. Meanwhile, Josh Hutcherson starred as Peeta Mellark in the box office record-setting film series The Hunger Games. Up next, Hutcherson will star alongside Morgan Freeman in the upcoming sci-fi thriller 57 Seconds.
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