Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria will be opening its doors at some point in the future as Jason Blum wants to assureFive Nights at Freddy's fans that the movie adaptation is still very much in development. At this point, you really can't blame fans for feeling skeptical about the film ever seeing the light of day. It's now been in development for several years, currently with Blumhouse set to take on the film, but the lack of major updates has gotten many to presume the adaptation must have been canceled.
Blum recently took to Twitter to clarify that the Five Nights at Freddy's movie is still happening, even if progress has been very slow. When one fan directly asked Blum how the movie was coming along, the producer responded, "It really is still coming. I promise, guys."
Previously, Chris Columbus was set to direct Five Night's at Freddy's, though Blum has since stated that the director is no longer involved. Speaking with Collider, Blum also spoke about how tough it was to "crack" getting a version of the script that was solid enough for Scott Cawthon, the game's creator, to give the film the green light. One of the conditions in getting this film made is that Cawthon needs to approve the story.
"It's really tough to crack," Jason Blum said. "We've written multiple scripts, and we've got where we're threading a needle, which is doing justice to Five Nights at Freddy' s and making Scott (Cawthon) happy. The only way that we would go about it is giving Scott ... I don't want to do something that Scott doesn't like. Let me say that a different way. I don't have the right to do anything Scott doesn't like. Basically, Scott has kind of like the equivalent of 'final cut' and it's taken longer than I hoped to get the right story."