FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S Feature Film Delayed After Creator Completely Trashes Script

We first got wind of a feature film based on the megahit horror video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s years ago; pre-production at Warner Bros. fizzled out in 2015, but back in March of 2017, it was announced that Blumhouse would produce the film with genre icon Chris Columbus (Gremlins, The Goonies) set to direct. Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon was also confirmed to be heavily involved, penning the script in order to maintain maximum authenticity.

Now, the production is back at square one after Cawthon reportedly scraped a finished screenplay, opting instead to start from scratch. He updated Freddy’s fans in a post on Stream:

“OK guys, I had a script written; Jason [Blum] liked it, and Chris Columbus liked it too, but I tossed it. I had a different idea for it, one that I liked better. I take responsibility for this delay; it’s my fault. It’s been a real challenge for everyone, including myself, to come up with a good screenplay for this. But I’m determined to find the right story. I’m sticking to what I’ve always said, either the right movie gets made or no movie gets made. I hate delaying a project that’s already seen so many delays, but I have to go with my instincts on what I think will be exciting and interesting, and what I think the fanbase will really want to see. If that means that I have to start over ten more times, then that’s what I’m going to do. The good thing is that each attempt gets better and better, in my opinion. So, despite the delays, it’s going in the right direction.”

Cawthon also let fans know that the movie and any potential sequels will that place in the universe established in Five Nights at Freddy’s Parts 1-3.

Sorry we can’t report better news, as fans of Five Nights at Freddy’s have already been more than patient waiting for this film to come to fruition. Still, you can’t fault Cawthon for wanted to make the best movie possible; better a delay that a piece of shit film, am I right?

About Five Nights at Freddy’s:
The main Five Nights at Freddy’s series consists of horror-themed video games, in which the player usually takes on the role of a night-time employee at a location canonically connected to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a fictional children’s-oriented restaurant similar to Chuck E. Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza.

Are you a fan of Five Nights at Freddy’s? Are you excited about the prospect of a feature film and/or frustrated by the amount of time it’s taking to produce? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Halloween (2018) Steelbook Blu-ray Now Available for Pre-Order

Although director David Gordon Green’s Halloween – the most successful slasher film in the history of cinema (having just crossed $229 million at the global box office) may still be in theaters, it appears that Universal Pictures have made ready

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THE PURGE TV Series Renewed for 2nd Season

The Purge TV series on USA, based on the film series of the same name, has been renewed for a second season. Whether by design or coincidence, The Purge has become one of the most politically relevant horror franchises of the 21st Century. It’s set in an alternate version of American run by a totalitarian regime; the titular “Purge” refers to an annual 12-hour event during which all crime, including murder, is legal.

The Purge TV Series struck a chord with horror fans, and Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse TV also produces the show, is elated:

“James Demonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he crafted for Season 1 of The Purge truly resonated with audiences in a significant way. We are thrilled to embark on Season 2, and can’t wait to bring more of James’ vision to USA and fans of The Purge.”

According to yesterday’s press release:

THE PURGE Season 1 was executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and Thomas Kelly. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise ‎executive produced: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. The series is a co-production with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions.

No word yet on a target release for The Purge Season 2, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you all Purge-related news as details emerge. Stay tuned!

Synopsis:
During a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to purge to its fullest extent — whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.

Are you a fan of The Purge movies and/or TV series? Are you excited that the show has been renewed for a second season on USA? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Halloween Overtakes Scream to Become the Biggest Slasher Film of All Time

Michael Myers has indeed come home. Three weeks into its release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween has earned a whopping $229.6 million worldwide, unseating Wes Craven’s 1996 meta classic Scream as the most successful slasher film of all time. And right

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Celebrate Halloween with This Trailer Round-Up!

With David Gordon Green’s critically raved about film Halloween still #1 at the box office for the second week in a row, we’ve rounded up some of the feature film’s trailers, television spots and clips to get you into the

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Halloween Slays the Competition; Still #1 at the Box Office

For the second week in a row, director David Gordon Green’s Halloween has slain its competitors and has broken box office records in the process. Having raked in an estimated $32 million domestically over the weekend, which brings its domestic

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#1 at the Box Office, Halloween Smashes Records

Three days into its release, David Gordon Green’s Halloween has smashed box office records, raking in domestically $77m during its opening weekend, making it #1 at the box office, while also rendering it the biggest horror movie opening EVER with

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‘Halloween’ Slashes Genre Records, Makes a Killing at the Box Office

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David Gordon Green’s Halloween opened theatrically on October 19th, and the box office numbers are already breaking records. The highly-anticipated return to Haddonfield has grossed $77.5 million domestically, with a worldwide total of $91.8 million. That’s quite the opening weekend. As noted by Variety, these numbers don’t quite beat Andy Muschietti’s IT – which totaled $123 million over its […]

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Halloween Premiere Photos, Video & More!

Director and co-writer David Gordon Green’s Halloween held its official premiere to a packed house this past Wednesday, October 17th at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, and HalloweenMovies was there to document the buzzed-about event forty years in the

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After Backlash, Jason Blum Apologizes for “Dumb” Comments About Women Directors in Horror

Jason Blum is an indie maverick who almost single-handedly altered the horror landscape of the 21st Century; his Blumhouse Studios produced some of the decade’s most influential genre franchises, procured an Oscar for Get Out, and is on the verge of releasing the most hotly anticipated genre flick of 2018, Halloween.

But Blum isn’t perfect. In a recent interview with Polygon, he made some boneheaded comments about the lack of talented female directors in Hollywood—specifically in the horror genre. They seemed out of synch with reality as sites like Dread Central are praising the accomplishments of modern female filmmakers all the time. Here’s what he said:

“There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.”

Say what?

While Blum may not be perfect he’s at least willing to apologize for his mistakes and, after receiving significant backlash over his comments, he’s apologized via Twitter. His stamen reads, in part:

“We have not done a good enough job working with female directors and it is not because they don’t exist. I heard from many today. The way my passion came out was dumb. And for that I am sorry. I will do better.”

Though the Internet can be an unforgiving place for those who stumble, I think we can all appreciate Blum’s willingness to address his mistakes head-on and without qualification. What do you think of his apology? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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