‘Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Release Date, Plot and Cast: Director Teases Set, Working Animatronic [Video]
Luckily, appointed director Gil Kenan ("Monster House," "City of Ember") has been delivering "Five Nights at Freddy's" movie teasers in the form of set and test animatronics pictures.
Rumors have it that Kenan wants to refrain from overuse of CGI in the film, which makes sense because live-action would produce a scarier effect and adhere to the game's lore.
Kenan has assured fans that the production team will be loyal to the FNAF games. He has stated on social media that the game's developer, Scott Cawthon, will collaborate on the film's production.
"I'm a big FNAF fan myself! The Depth of the game storyline is amazing... Scott is one hell of a world builder!" Kenan tweeted on July 29.
Kenan has treated fans to a sneak peek of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria set creation through his Instagram account. In July, he posted this video showing a working animatronic:
A video posted by Gil Kenan (@gilkenan) on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:04pm PDT
Also in July, he added this picture of what appears to be a Fredbear animatronic to Instagram:
In August, a Twitter post showed Kenan at the Henson Creature Shop, no doubt working on animatronic construction.
A Twitter post of Aug. 24 shows a picture of a test animatronic for the movie with the caption "good night sleep tight." The animatronic's large snout and sharp teeth clearly point to it being a "Five Nights at Freddy's" robotic antagonist.
Last week, he published a photo of a Prize Center, like one you'd find at Chuck E. Cheese. In the "Five Nights at Freddy's" story, this is a key attraction where the Puppet animatronic hides. The Puppet places the spirits of the dead children inside character suits to give them new life.
While the Prize Center picture does not confirm the Puppet will appear in the movie, it at least conveys that important elements of the video game's lore will be included.
His latest post is the photo below of a hallway, which looks like something found in a 1980s video game arcade, with the caption "Arcadia," which could be a hint to what the Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria set will look like.
Despite the sneak peek at the "FNAF" movie set and animatronics construction, the movie's plot, release date and cast members have yet to be announced.