The huge franchise, Five Nights at Freddy’s ($2.99), is once again on everyone’s mind with the recent release of FNAF 4. Equally interesting, though, is the new information we just got about the upcoming FNAF movie, which we’ve talked about in the past. The director of the movie, Gil Kenan, went on Twitter these last few days to give some info and hints about the upcoming movie. If you don’t know who Kenan is, he’s best known for developing and directing the recent Poltergeist remake as well as Monster House. Kenan said that he’s very interested in the lore just like the fans, and he plans to keep the focus on all the animatronics, not just Freddy, but will probably stay away from the infamous Purple Guy. When asked about the movie’s rating, he responded that he’s still too early in the process of writing the movie to talk about ratings, but he wants the movie to be fun for everyone who likes the game, not just the young fans.
@TheRealRoscoe I want this to be crazy practical – that's what makes animatronics so unnerving – they're REAL
— Gil Kenan (@gilkenan) July 30, 2015
Interestingly, he has stated that he wants to have real, full-size animatronics in the movie rather than CGI ones (he jokingly (?) said that they’ll become his butlers once the movie is done). The movie will take place in multiple locations (since it wouldn’t be that interesting to watch a whole movie take place in a tiny office), and he implied that with such a deep lore, sequels might be a possibility. Finally, he said that FNAF‘s mythology, place, and theme make it perfect for adaptation to film, and he hopes the result will reverse the trend of video games translating into bad movies. What’s very interesting, but unsurprising, is the amount of expectation for this film as seen by the intense fan interest on Kenan’s Twitter feed. We all know that FNAF‘s fans are extremely devoted, and it was to be expected that they will want the film to deliver. It remains to be seen whether Kenan will achieve to do so.