Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 apparently already in development
We can already hear the ominous whirring of those mechanical monsters, as it sounds like a live-action Five Nights at Freddy's 2 could already be in development. With both horror and video game adaptations having a resurgence on the silver screen, Emma Tammi's Five Nights at Freddy's was well-timed to be a box office smash.
Based on ScottGames' point-n-click horror game series of the same name, a live-action Five Nights at Freddy's had been in the works since 2015. Although not all of you thought it was worth the wait, Blumhouse could be firing up the pizza oven over at Freddy Fazzbear's Pizza once again. What is our obsession with killer robots?
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 reportedly in development
We'll wait for official confirmation from Blumhouse, but according to The Hollywood Handle, Tammi is tipped to return for Five Nights at Freddy's 2. The site apparently has the scoop that the director will once again take the reins for this robotic romp, with production due to start in 2024.
There's currently no word on who'll be returning in front of the camera, but we'd assume Josh Hutcherson, Piper Rubio, and Elizabeth Lail would all be in the running to reprise their roles. We're not sure how it'd work, but we'd love to see more of Matthew Lillard as the unhinged William Afton.
The supposed news comes after Tammi told The Hollywood Reporter there are "loose ends" that need tying up. Although she stopped short of confirming a sequel, she explained, "We’re all, including myself, very excited to keep making movies in this universe if we’re lucky enough to do so and this first one does well.
"We have some loose ends that I think are going to have to come back in a sequel to be tied up." Well, it just so happens the first movie did do well - eclipsing projections.
Five Night at Freddy's was a box office smash
While the reviews weren't exactly glowing for Five Nights at Freddy's, it was a runaway success for Blumhouse. Blumhouse was already known for the likes of Get Out and 2018's Halloween reboot, with FNAF following in the footsteps of other cult smashes like The Black Phone and M3GAN.
Five Nights at Freddy's was a certified hit, earning an impressive $300 million against a budget of just $20 million. It had the best opening for a horror movie in 2023, topped Halloween as Blumhouse's best opening, and is behind The Super Mario Bros. movie for the best opening of a video game adaptation.
This wasn't all, as Five Nights at Freddy's is Blumhouse's highest-grossing film ever. Looking at the studio's amazing back catalogue, that's quite the achievement. In one of the biggest swings ever, the movie boasts a 30% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, while fans seem to love it - awarding a beefy 87%.
Even if there weren't claims that Five Nights at Freddy's 2 was on the way, the numbers speak for themselves. Jason Blum would be a financial fool not to spin this robotic romp out into a whole franchise of silly slashers.