Plenty of official casting announcements have come for the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, but there hasn’t been any official footage of the film. However, there is now some unofficial footage, as the Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer has leaked online.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer leak gives a garbled look at the movie
The footage is difficult to watch, mostly because of the huge watermark plastered across nearly every inch of it. It even pans up to show the following message: “For security reasons, once the video starts playing please do no use the keyboard, mouse, or click outside of this window. Doing so will result in you being terminated from the study. We appreciate your understanding.” Clearly, this person will not be asked back for a second study regarding the next trailer.
The trailer does give a look at the titular Freddy, as well as the other animatronics and Josh Hutcherson’s character named Mike Schmidt. It’s got a bit over three minutes of footage and touches on more than a few story beats and scares. The film is also still slated for release on October 27 (in theaters and on Peacock), which the trailer reinforces. It’s unknown when the official trailer is dropping.
Based on the popular horror video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s is being directed by Emma Tammi from a screenplay she co-wrote with game creator Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback. The adaptation will star Matthew Lillard (Scream), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games films), and Mary Stuart Masterson (Some Kind of Wonderful).
The original Five Nights at Freddy’s game challenges players to survive for five nights as a security guard in a demented pizza entertainment restaurant where homicidal, possessed animatronics roam the halls in search of their next victims. The series went on to garner multiple sequels and spin-offs.