Jason Blum took to Twitter today to announce some big news for the Five Nights at Freddy's movie, the film now moving along smoothly since finding its new home with Blum's production company/horror powerhouse.
In his tweet, the Blumhouse CEO announced that Jim Henson's Creature Shop would be working on the animatronics for the film. This comes as relief to those like myself, who were worried that the film would be a mess of CGI characters. A tweet from Blum back in August revealed that a partnership between Blumhouse and the workshop had been formed, with many FNAF fans speculating-correctly-that Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Freddy, were getting the Jim Henson Workshop treatment.
But the big news doesn't stop there! In a fast turn around after hitting a large bump in the road, Five Nights at Freddy's has found a new director in Emma Tammi. Having directed the 2018 western thriller, The Wind, and two episodes of Hulu's Into the Dark series, Tammi will be replacing Chris Columbus. Columbus' departure was announced by Blum back on October 1.
And finally, with characters being crafted, and a new director set in place, Jason Blum was also happy to reveal that filming begins next year in February. It's a good time to be a FNAF fan because it appears that Five Nights at Freddy's has officially moved out of development hell, and into what appears to be a smooth going pre-production.