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A trailer for the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has appeared online.
The trailer, which is heavily watermarked, has circulated on social media over the weekend. While efforts have been made to contain the leak, it’s still easily findable on social media.
The game’s original developer Scot Cawthon has commented on the leak, saying he is “really, really disheartened.”
“It’s really difficult, if not impossible, to prevent people from trying to spoil things for everyone else, but it was really encouraging to see the fanbase pull together and push back against it,” Cawthon wrote on Reddit.
“For those of you who resisted watching it, I think you’ll be much happier when you’re able to see a finished product that is edited and polished, with VFX and proper sounds.”
It’s unknown when the full trailer will be released. The film is due for release in October 2023.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has experienced some turbulence on its journey to release.
The rights to the movie were originally acquired by Warner Bros in 2015, who stated that Monster House director Gil Kenan was signed to direct the film.
Horror studio Blumhouse Productions then took over in 2017, shortly after series’ creator Scott Cawthon stated that the project was “back at square one”.
It was then confirmed in 2018 that Chris Columbus (Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter movies) was going to direct the film, until Blum stated in 2021 that Columbus was no longer attached to the project.
Finally, in October 2022, it was announced that the film would be directed by Emma Tammi, who most recently directed horror film The Wind.