Five Nights at Freddy’s Movie Trailer Leaks Online (& Fans Are Overjoyed)
Just a month after wrapping filming, the first Five Nights at Freddy’s movie trailer has leaked online and fans are overjoyed by what it shows off. Based on the beloved horror video game of the same name, the film revolves around a security guard who takes a night-time job at the eponymous family entertainment center where the four animatronic mascots, possessed by the spirits of murdered children, are believed to have killed those who stay after midnight. Josh Hutcherson and Matthew Lillard are leading the cast of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie.
With fans of the source video game having waited years for it to make its way to the screen, one seems to have leaked the first Five Nights at Freddy’s movie trailer online, a recording of a computer screen. Said fans quickly took to social media to share their love for what’s shown in the footage, including the various Easter eggs from the games and the seeming appearance of YouTube gamer CoryxKenshin, while others took to joking. Check out some of the reactions below:
just saw the leaked FNAF movie trailer.
HOLY SHIT. I will be seated day one. pic.twitter.com/oSjK7CkLd0
— JOLLY J✨ (@DynamoSuperX) May 6, 2023
Though its recent conclusion of filming may leave some wondering how the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie trailer could be ready, let alone leak online, the strong anticipation for the film throughout its development would likely make Blumhouse eager to begin the marketing as soon as possible. Cawthon, who is also co-writing and producing the adaptation, and studio head Jason Blum have both frequently shared updates throughout its development and production, clearly understanding the value the property has.
Some expected the first Five Nights at Freddy’s movie trailer to premiere at this year’s CinemaCon, where distributor Universal Pictures were showing footage from their 2023 slate of releases, though it didn’t prove to be the case. With the horror film slated for an October release in both theaters and on Peacock, it would make sense for the first proper looks to begin rolling out to audiences, especially in a summer in which Blumhouse is releasing the similarly anticipated Insidious: The Red Door.
However, while the plan may have initially been to release the first Five Nights at Freddy’s trailer with the Patrick Wilson-helmed sequel, it seems more likely now that the leak will result in an earlier arrival, something audiences are unlikely to mind given their excitement for the adaptation.Other studios have remained firm in keeping to their trailer release plans in the wake of leaks, though, making it possible Blumhouse ultimately does the same.