The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie sequel is currently in the process of hashing out the story, according to a new article from Variety.
Josh Hutcherson, the star of the recent film adaptation from 2023, revealed this in a new interview. Hutcherson explains that “they’re in the process right now of nailing down the story”.
While there were no specific details about the direction, it does suggest the sequel is likely to be officially greenlit and announced.
Since Hutcherson also said that they’re “dying to get back on set”, they’ll likely return as Mike.
Fans waited a long time for the movie adaptation of Five Nights at Freddy’s, and it ended up with an impressive opening weekend.
So, a sequel seems inevitable, but the studio behind the first film has been oddly quiet about it.
The first movie’s success might have surprised critics, but the story smartly prioritized the existing fanbase.
It was full of references that longtime fans would appreciate most, even if casual audiences would feel a little lost.
Many video game films rely on the brand recognition alone, from Hitman to Monster Hunter. But things appear to be improving lately.
Five Nights at Freddy’s games might seem relatively simple at first glance, likely due to the jump scares. But the series has built an incredible amount of lore over the years.
So, a movie sequel could take a variety of unique angles. Naturally, there are some fan favorite characters that could still appear.
The enormous financial success of the first movie would justify a larger budget, so there might also be a bigger set piece or two.
However, it would still be strategic to keep costs lower for maximum profits, which often benefits the horror genre.
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