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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Five Nights At Freddy’s bandwagon isn’t getting any more valuable. It’s been a hot minute since the property was first picked up by Warner Bros. (over three years, in fact), and in the time since then, there’ve been two main sequels released, and a fair share of spin-offs. Though while the brand continues to live on, it isn’t as strong as it was when it was initially picked up.

With that in mind, I certainly hope that the Blumhouse Productions, the studio in charge of making it is making headway. When last we heard, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus was on board to direct and write the film, but things have been radio silent since then.

One fan asked producer Jason Blum if we could expect some news in the near future, and Blum replied:

Way to tease us…but what can this news entail. If I were a betting man, I’d bet on one of two things: a casting update or a production start date. In the time since Columbus hopped on board, there’s been enough time to get a script done and polished (assuming they were able to start right away), but I don’t think a statement saying the script is done is nearly big enough.

A casting decision is the next most logical announcement. With Chris Columbus on board, you can bet that there’ll be some at least minorly big name attached to it. Given that it is a Blumhouse joint, and that the budget will be small, I wouldn’t expect A-list, but someone to get people excited would make sense. However, if they couldn’t lock down someone big, a production start announcement or date announcement seems like the next logical place to go.

All I can tell you is that I am ready to take on some damn animatronic puppets. Bring it on.

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SOURCE: Jason Blum

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.