Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 being fast tracked for 2024 release

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The sequel to Five Nights At Freddy’s will reportedly shoot next spring and release next Halloween. More on the film here.

Figuring how to get under 25s into a cinema these days seems to be a constant preoccupation for studio executives. One studio that seems to manage pretty well in this area is Blumhouse and director Emma Tammi.

The horror outfit managed to get M3GAN to go viral back in January of this year as it steamed to a very impressive box office haul of $180m (despite costing just $12m to make).

Then, in October the production company managed to top that, galvanising the under-25s again to get out and see Five Nights at Freddy’s (a film we called ‘toothless’ in our review) in droves. That film (based on a popular horror video game) went on to earn $290m from a similar low production budget as M3GAN, so it’s no surprise to hear that both films will be getting sequels.

We’ve known for a while that M3GAN 2.0 will be coming in January of 2025, but what is surprising is that despite releasing later, it looks like we’ll be getting a Five Nights at Freddy’s sequel beforehand. The original film focused on an ‘abandoned family entertainment centre, where animatronic mascots are alive and kill anyone that is still there after midnight.’

The sequel is set to do the same and unsurprisingly, (given the financial performance of its predecessor) has been green-lit. What is surprising is the timeline: World of Reel reports that the sequel will shoot in the spring of next year with the aim of getting it in front of audiences by Halloween.

That is quite the turnaround and we’re curious to see how this all plays out. Given the rushed timeline, you might think that there might be issues regarding quality control but given that the first film fared poorly with critics and still made mountains and mountains of cash, we doubt Blumhouse will be too worried.

Speaking of Blumhouse, the studio’s annual turn of the year release for 2024 is Night Swim, which releases next month. You can find more on that project here.

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