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Five Nights At Freddy's (Warner Bros version) is a cancelled live action horror movie based off the popular indie-game of the same name. It was going to be distributed by Warner Brothers and directed by Gil Kenan who also directed Monster House and City of Ember.


It would have been based on the backstory of Five Nights at Freddy’s like the Bite of '87, the missing children incident and much more.

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. Warner Bros. could not get the animatronics to work on set and couldn't hold the film rights to FNAF.
  2. The final story was not finished since Freddy Fazbear's Pizza simulator was not released yet and was the closure to FNAF.
  3. It was most likely scrapped in favor of Ready Player One And Minecraft.
  4. The filmmakers kept auditioning directors and Scott announced on Steam and social media that the movie was cancelled.
  5. Warner Bros announced a Banana Splits TV horror film on Syfy instead.
  6. The budget might have been too expensive for Warner Bros to afford.


  • Warner Bros. went for turnaround.
  • Gil Kenan left the project, that is until Blumhouse Productions (known for Paranormal Activity, Split and Get Out) has now joined for the work of Five Nights At Freddy's film about a few months later. In 2018, it was announced that Chris Columbus will be directing the movie along for writing and production with Blumhouse Productions and Scott Cawthon.
  • And in late 2021 it was revealed that the movie return to production but without warner bros