We’ve always wanted to see our favorite video games to be a movie, and now it’s happening!
2023 has been impressive regarding the vast variety of movies Hollywood has given us; the industry’s inclination toward adapting popular games into movies is attracting gamers worldwide
Among many others, Five Nights at Freddy’s also made it to the silver screen!
We know you must be excited to know the cast, movie plot, and streaming platforms. We’ve covered it all for you in this article.
Let’s quickly get into the details.
What is Five Nights at Freddy’s about?
Five Nights at Friday (FNaF) is a horror game requiring players to survive five nights at Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizza Center without becoming the food of homicidal animatronic characters. The player must track the movements of these homicidal characters and save himself from getting attacked.
You must survive from 12 am to 6 am daily at the pizza center to reach the next level. 12 am to 1 am in the movie is 90 seconds in real-time, whereas every hour from 1 am to 6 am is 89 seconds, making a total of 08 minutes and 55 seconds.
While the game sounds ordinary, it is quite terrifying when the homicidal animatronic characters in the game kill you. So, only people who survive throughout the night (almost nine minutes) go to the next level until they complete all five nights/ levels.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Plot
The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is based on the namesake video game and follows the same plot.
The movie’s protagonist, Mike Schmidt, is a young man who takes over the security guard’s duty at Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizza for night shifts. While nightshifts typically seem like less work, Schmidt does not know that his nights at the Pizza Center will be anything but relaxing.
As his shift starts, he soon comes across the creepy homicidal characters in mascot uniforms that entertain families in the amusement park of the Pizza Center. Seeing those walk around like humans with blood in their eyes makes Schmidt’s soul leave his body. However, he cannot run away and must survive them to keep the job. He watches them through the surveillance cameras and utilizes the limited resources around him to spend the night there safely.
The movie’s official synopsis mentions, “A troubled security guard 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.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Release
Five Nights at Freddy’s was released in theatres throughout the UK on October 25, 2023, and two days later in the US on October 27, 2023.
The team started shooting on February 1, 2023. Eventually, the movie wrapped up on April 6, 2023, and the first official trailer was aired on May 16, 2023. The short trailer showed the movie’s premise and creepy creatures.
Later, the fans saw a full trailer on June 27, 2023, followed by the second teaser on June 27, 2023. The trailers seemed interesting, leading to huge anticipation for the movie release among Five Nights at Freddy’s fans globally.
Besides the trailers, FNaF fans could also enjoy another video titled “For the Fans” by the Five Nights at Freddy’s team and crew.
Five Nights at Friday Movie History
If you believe that Universal Studios randomly thought of creating the video game’s adaptation, it’s a long story!
The video game franchise started in August 2014, totaling four installments in 2015 out of the eight series now.
Warner Bros started working on the film adaptation in April 2015, only a few months after the first game was released. However, they were working on It at that time, and the development of the FNaF movie could not begin. Chris Columbus was announced as the director and writer for the film in 2018. Yet again, it did not work out and the movie production was delayed.
The game creator Scot Cawthon posted, “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.”
Later, Emma Tammi directed the movie with producers like Russell Binder, Jason Blum, Beatriz Sequeira, Christopher H. Warner, and Cawthon. The film adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s is written by Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback, and Tammi. Furthermore, Universal Studios distributed the movie.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Cast
You won’t observe an ocean of actors in the movie, but surely the best ones. Josh Hutcherson plays the lead Mike Schimdt whereas Elizabeth Lail is performing the role of Vanessa.
Moreover, you will also see Matthew Lillard as William Afton, Piper Rubio as Abby, Kat Conner Sterling as Max, and Mary Stuart Masterton as Aunt Jane.
Five Nights at Friday Revenue
Universal Studios also released the movie on Peacock. As a result, it became the most-watched title in its first five days on the streaming platform. Furthermore, the movie’s premiere in theatres made approximately $78 million in its debut weekend. The total gross revenue of $800,000 so far, makes Five Nights at Freddy’s one of the best watches.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Trivia
- Initially, rumors suggested that the FNaF movie adaption would be 3 hours long, but gladly, it was an hour and 50 minutes.
- The trailer released on June 27, 2023, resembled a two-minute trailer leaked online in early May 2023.
- There was also news of Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach’s cameo in the movie, but he didn’t appear due to scheduling conflicts.
- Jim Henson’s Creature Shop created the Fazbear animatronics instead of using CGI.
- The movie had made enough revenue to bring back its investment through theatrical distribution rights and streaming platforms only.
- You can see Golden Freddy’s catchphrase, “It’s me,” in the office mirror after Mike’s first encounter with the Missing Children debuted in Five Nights at Freddy’s.
- Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza Place logo and sign resemble Chuck E. Cheese’s.
- YouTubers Lewis Dawkins, Cory Williams, and Ryan “8-BitRyan” appear in cameo roles in the movie.
Five Nights at Freddy is available on Peacock and other online platforms; enjoy the movie!