Five Nights At Freddy’s director Emma Tammi expresses her interest in delving into the origins of each of the animatronic characters, including Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, and Cupcake. The movie follows Josh Hutcherson’s Mike Schmidt, who is desperate for work and takes a sketchy night security job at Freddy Fazzbear’s Pizza, a long-closed children’s restaurant and arcade. As he is sucked deeper into the strangeness of his new job and connections to his past trauma, he puts not only himself but his younger sister, Abby, in danger as well.
- Five Nights At Freddy’s director Emma Tammi expresses interest in exploring the origins of each animatronic character, including Cupcake, which was a standout during production.
- The movie hints at the dark truth behind how the animatronics come to life, but sequels or spin-offs could further delve into this, potentially launching a cinematic universe.
- Five Nights At Freddy’s has the potential to expand upon the game’s lore and focus on the more realistic and horrific elements of the world, moving away from traditional horror.
Screen Rant spoke exclusively with Tammi during New York Comic Con for Five Nights At Freddy’s. She shared her interest in exploring the origins of each of the animatronic characters. However, she also revealed that Cupcake was a big standout on set. Check out Tammi’s full quote below:
Emma Tammi: Oh, I mean, all of them are really amazing in their own ways. So I’d like to explore all of them more. They’re fantastic. Cupcake was actually a real standout during production and kind of had some wonderful attack moments that were super, super fun.
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Although fans of the games know the origins of these characters, and the movie likely touches on them, sequels or spin-offs could open the door to further exploration. The truth behind how these animatronics have come to life is extremely dark, but it can’t be fully fleshed out in this movie, especially with Mike and his sister Abby as the central characters. Five Nights At Freddy’s could launch a prequel exploring the crimes that led to this building becoming haunted, not only literally but figuratively.
The Five Nights At Freddy’s game franchise has launched an entire world with multiple sequels and tons of new characters. As the franchise grew, so did the lore, with new connections to the primary antagonist, William Afton, being revealed. With more locations introducing new animatronics and more human antagonists, this is a world that can be further fleshed out on the big screen.
Five Nights At Freddy’s has the potential to not only launch a cinematic universe, but also expand upon elements of the game that haven’t been fully fleshed out. Prequels focusing on the truth behind the animatronics and William Afton could bring a gritty horror crime genre-bending movie that could lean into the tragedy of this world. Five Nights At Freddy’s is primed for sequels, spin-offs, and prequels given the amount of source material, but what could be especially exciting is focusing less on the traditional horror element of the game with the animatronics and instead tapping into the more realistic, horrific elements of this world.