A lot of successful video game franchises have been getting movie adaptations in the last few years. “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is also getting the same treatment now.

The movie adaptation was slated to be directed by Chris Columbus. The director is best known for several beloved works such as “Home Alone,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the first “Percy Jackson” movie as well as the first two “Harry Potter” movies.

However, Columbus has now taken a step back from the project. The director was first attached to the movie in 2018, when it was supposed to be a straightforward horror movie.

Unfortunately, the movie adaptation has been hitting several roadblocks, including the loss of its director now. Producer Jason Blum did not provide any particular reasons for Columbus’ departure.

Chris Columbus is no longer attached. [Whether there’s a new director] is classified information. [The script is] really tough to crack.

However, Blum remains “confident eventually [he] will figure it out.” The producer also stated that while it’s “taken longer than [he] hoped to get the right story,” he remains convinced that they are “a long way from giving up.”

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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