Universal Pictures has released the official trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s! Will this franchise adaptation be able to please long-time fans and newcomers?
The trailer gives us a better rundown of the plot, which has a lot to live up to, considering the tangled lore that has been very loosely woven throughout several games and novels.
Mike is a struggling father who, out of separation, works as a nighttime security guard at a now-defunct Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza Palace. Due to the complications of being a single dad, Mike needs to take his daughter with him to work. What could go wrong? Plenty.
Like in the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, the animatronic characters are possessed by the vengeful spirits of murdered kids. However, the new element added is that Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy want to add Michael’s daughter to the clan.
Since this may be the one and only shot for an FNAF movie to be made, the core plot elements from the first six games appear to be condensed and tinkered with to create a workable horror movie narrative. Don’t expect all of the weird Afton backstory elements to be present here.
Regardless of how comprehensive this single movie is, it does look like it could provide a fun experience that reaches an audience wider than the games were able to capture. A good horror film can always outshine its source material.
It looks like Golden Freddy and Springtrap will also be joining the plot. Based on the trailer’s thumbnail and the last few shots, it would appear that one version of the Freddy animatronic becomes the protector, similar to Security Breach.
The long overdue Five Nights at Freddy’s film is produced by Blumhouse and distributed by Universal Pictures. Freddy, Foxy, and the rest of the paranormal horrors of the pizzeria will be in theatres and on Peacock on October 27th.[Source: Universal Pictures]
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