Blumhouse and Universal Pictures proposed live-action adaptation of the popular horror game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” has been delayed reports Polygon.
The game challenges players to survive for five nights as a security guard in a demented pizza-themed family entertainment restaurant where the animatronic creatures turn homicidal at night and roam the halls in search of their next victims.
Game creator Scott Cawthon says the delay is due to himself and his dissatisfaction with the first script he had written. As a result he’s started over again on a new script, one based on the first three games:
“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. [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.”
Chris Columbus helms and will produce alongside Cawthon and Jason Blum. The first game in the series launched in August of 2014 and quickly became a sensation online with multiple sequels following.