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 is a freelance writer and correspondent who has been covering celebrity news, pop culture and entertainment for over 4 years. He has experience writing for various media outlets and continues to be passionate about bringing the latest news and insights to readers.

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