The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has lost its director.
“Chris Columbus is no longer attached,” producer Jason Blum confirmed to Collider, without revealing if another director had taken Columbus’s place. The director was first announced to be writing and helming the film back in 2018. His filmography includes the first two Home Alone movies, as well as two Harry Potter installments.
“We’ve written multiple scripts, and we’ve got where we’re threading a needle, which is doing justice to Five Nights at Freddy’s and making [creator] Scott [Cawthon] happy. The only way that we would go about it is giving Scott… I don’t want to do something that Scott doesn’t like,” Blum added. “Let me say that a different way. I don’t have the right to do anything Scott doesn’t like. Basically, Scott has kind of like the equivalent of ‘final cut’ and it’s taken longer than I hoped to get the right story.”