Five Nights at Freddy’s Release Date, Cast, Storyline, Trailer, budget

Finally, after several production delays, the most awaited supernatural film, Five Nights at Freddy’s is coming to frighten you. Director Emma Tammi and the production team have finally set the film’s release date. So are you excited to know everything about Five Nights at Freddy’s Release Date, Cast, Storyline, Trailer, budget, and the latest happenings and rumors surrounding the horror film?

Five Nights at Freddy’s Release Date

This Halloween you will get a lasting threatening experience as the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is slated to arrive just in time for Halloween. On October 27, 2023, Universal Pictures will release Five Nights at Freddy’s in the US simultaneously in cinemas and on Peacock. Well, this is just another great news for the fans who did not want to go out to watch the movie in theatres as the film is set to release on the digital platform Peacock as well.

Jason Blum, CEO of Blumhouse Productions, known for producing horror movies, in February 2023 when shooting of the film undergoing revealed via his Twitter account that the movie will come by the end of this year. However, the announcement of the project was made back in 2015 but was unfortunately delayed. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Summary

Movie NameFive Nights at Freddy’s
DirectorEmma Tammi
Producer Jason Blum, Scott Cawthon
Production CompanyBlumhouse Productions, Striker Entertainment
Scripted byEmma Tammi, Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback
Based onFive Nights at Freddy’s video game series
GenreSupernatural horror
CinematographyLyn Moncrief
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Theatrical Release DateOctober 27, 2023
Digital NetworkPeacock
CountryUnited States
Budget$ 36 million

Five Nights at Freddy’s Star Cast

To bring alive the characters from the horror video game series, picking Five Nights at Freddy’s Star Cast is a tough job to do. But the makers have successfully ensemble a star cast to best suit the characters of the film. The intense horror movie cast is filled with recognizable faces contributing their efforts to make their characters alive.

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Josh Hutcherson, who had his breakthrough performance as Jess in the family fantasy Bridge to Terabithia in 2007, plays Mike in the cast of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. William Afton, the franchise’s human antagonist and co-founder of Freddy Fazbear Pizza, is played by Matthew Lillard, even though he is rarely seen in the games.

Additionally, the famous American YouTuber CoryxKenshin known for his comedic playthroughs of horror games also appears in the film in a cameo appearance as a taxi driver. At first, there were rumors that Markiplier will be doing a cameo role in Five Nights at Freddy’s. In a recent interview, he said that right now a lot of confusion and a lot of scheduling conflicts going on, hence cannot say anything precisely about his appearance in the film.

If you are interested in knowing the complete cast and their characters performed then you should take a look at the lines below. 

  • Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt the protagonist
  • Matthew Lillard portrays the horror character Steve Raglan 
  • Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa Monroe, follower of the digital virus Glitchtrap
  • Kat Conner Sterlings as Max an animatronic puppet.
  • Jess Weiss as Chica, one of the several villains in Five Nights at Freddy’s.
  • Kevin Foster voicing the main villain Freddy Fazbear.
  • Jade Kindar-Martin as Bonnie another of Fazbear Pizza’s evil animatronics.
  • Piper Rubio as Abby Schmidt, Mike Schmidt’s younger sister
  • Mary Stuart Masterson performs the villain character Aunt Jane
  • Jessica Blackmore performs Mike’s mother.
  • Lucas Grant as Garrett with some relation to protagonist Mike Schmidt.
  • Ryan Reinike is Freddy’s Security Guard who takes care of the animatronics.
  • Mike Schmidt’s younger self will be portrayed by Wyatt Parker.

Five Nights at Freddy’s Shooting details

FNAF was initially set to be produced by Warner Bros. Pictures who acquired the film’s rights to the Five Nights at Freddy’s video game franchise. But after Warner Bros. Pictures placed the project in turnaround, Cawthon announced Blumhouse Productions as the new production company for the movie in a tweet in March 2017.

Not only has the production company changed, but the director and script have also seen numerous changes. Gil Kenan signed on to direct the movie in 2015, but Chris Columbus took over in 2018 and finally the movie was made under the direction of Emma Tammi, the new director of the film.

The principal photography was then scheduled to begin in March 2021 but was postponed due to script issues. Despite the director and producer liking the script, Scott Cawthon, the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, decided to cancel it.

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s Storyline?

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Mike Schmidt, the main character in Five Nights at Freddy’s, is a young man who accepts the position of a nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family entertainment complex that includes a pizza and an indoor amusement park. But he soon realized the trouble when he came to know that the multiple animatronic mascots were not just standard robots, they are alive and kill anyone in the complex after midnight. 

Naturally, none of this is good news for night-shift guard Mike, as he has to protect himself from the scary robots and make it through the brutal 6 hours night shift. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Trailer Launch

The first short teaser was released on May 16, 2023, showing glimpses of the creepy visuals in less than a minute long. Back on June 27, 2023, the first full fleshed trailer of the movie was launched exhibiting more about the film’s plot and the cast as well. 

The trailer is available on YouTube, you can watch it and experience the constant jump scares and creepy visuals. So far the review we have collected after the trailer release we have received positive responses from the audience and critics as well. Fans are liking the first look of the film and thus await its release. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Budget Details

The budget of the horror video game adaptation movie is  $ 36 million. Hence to recover the budget it has to be done well at the box office. Looking at the buzz right now it seems like the budget is of no concern. The popularity of the video game and the hype among the audience will surely give extra benefit to the film. Let’s see will the movie match up to the audience’s expectations, hope for the best.

Five Nights at Freddy’s Future Possibilities

Scott Cawthon the video game creator already made the statement that if the first movie is successful then he will bring the second and third films from the events of the second and third game respectively. In January 2023, Lillard also revealed that he signed a three-picture contract with the studios in his interview on the podcast, WeeklyMTG. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s Age Rating Revealed

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s movie officially rated PG-13 for “Strong Violent Content” and “Bloody Images and Languages”. The film was always destined to be adapted for a younger audience. Having said this we do not mean that it won’t be any less of a horror movie.

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