As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, Five Nights at Freddy’s became Blumhouse’s most successful outing of all time.
Grossing a very impressive $290 million worldwide, FNaF also broke several opening weekend records with its $130 million haul.
Needless to say, we speculated a sequel likely wouldn’t be far behind.
And, from a trusted source, we are hearing that we were right. We are hearing that Blumhouse have fast-tracked the first of two planned sequels following the stellar opening.
What we’re hearing is the basic story will follow the same path as the second game, with writer-director Emma Tammi slated to return in both capacities.
In terms of returning cast members, we have heard no whispers outside of actor Matthew Lillard announcing he had signed to a three-picture deal. But we’ll keep our ears open for rumblings of any other returns.
Blumhouse are eyeing a production window early in 2024, but it is unlikely that the resulting film will be released to theatres any earlier than the following year.
Whilst not officially confirmed, it is no great surprise that a film with such financial dominance warranted a sequel as soon as possible.
Are you happy to return to Freddy Fazbear’s pizzeria?
We’ll be watching this story closely for any further updates.