Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming horror movie Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon.
The movie, which is set to hit theaters and Peacock on October 27, follows a security guard named Mike Schmidt (played by Josh Hutcherson) who takes a job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family-friendly restaurant and arcade that features animatronic characters that entertain children during the day. However, at night, the robots turn into murderous machines that hunt down anyone who remains in the building.
The teaser trailer shows Schmidt arriving at his new workplace and being greeted by a friendly voice on the phone, who warns him about the dangers of the night shift and gives him some tips on how to survive. The trailer then cuts to various scenes of Schmidt trying to fend off the attacks of Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chicken, and Foxy the Pirate, as well as a mysterious fifth character that appears to be a human-like puppet.
The movie is directed by Emma Tammi (The Wind, Blood Moon) and written by Cawthon, Tammi, and Seth Cuddeback. The film’s iconic animatronic characters are created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The film also stars Elizabeth Lail (You, Mack & Rita), Piper Rubio (Holly & Ivy, Unstable), Kat Conner Sterling (We Have a Ghost, 9-1-1), with Mary Stuart Masterson (Blindspot, Fried Green Tomatoes), and Matthew Lillard (Good Girls, Scream).
Five Nights at Freddy’s is expected to be a major box office hit, as the video game franchise has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and spawned several spin-offs, novels, and merchandise. Fans of the games have been eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation since it was first announced in 2015.
You can watch the teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s below.