Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthon reportedly tossed the script of a movie adaptation for the game because it failed to match his vision. Despite being wrapped and greenlit, the film from producer Jason Blum and director Chris Columbus has now come to a halt.
“It’s been a real challenge for everyone, including myself, to come up with a good screenplay for this.” Cawthon explained. “But 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.”
According to Cawthon, the movie and potential sequels will “take place in the universe of FNAF 1-3 only,” as he felt “this was the best portion of the storyline to really focus on.”
In addition to the film news, Cawthon also shared some insight into other FNAF ventures, including VR and AR projects. According to Cawthon, Five Night’s at Freddy’s VR is around “40 percent complete.” He is currently working with Steel Wool to help bring the project to fans.
Cawthon continues to work on additional FNAF adaptations, including a Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into Madness game and a new line of books from Scholastic that will be a collection of short horror stories that takes place in the FNAF universe.