Blumhouse is bringing one of our favorite indie horror games to the big screen, and we couldn’t be more excited with the most recent casting news. Deadline dropped the exclusive news that the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s adaptation will include Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson. The announcement does not include what roles either will be portraying, but with production starting in February, hopefully, we will learn soon. Emma Tammi will serve as the director, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will bring the terrifying animatronics to life.

Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a troubled security guard who picks up the night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. On his first night, he learns that this job isn’t an easy “feet up and watches tv” type job. Oh no. It’s going to be one terrifying night. Those familiar with the game know that Freddy and friends’ animatronics come to life at night and wander around the shop. The security guard’s job is to ensure they don’t get too out of hand.

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In the Five Nights at Freddy’s game, players use security cames, lights, doors and vents to defend themselves against the hostile animatronics. As the night goes on, the animatronics become more active while the player’s battery power slowly dies. The franchise is packed with lore that has been gradually shared through voice recordings, minigames and even easter eggs. It will be exciting to see how they blend the gameplay elements with the lore and story.

Our theory is that Lillard and Hutchinson will be playing security guards in Five Nights at Freddy’s. Lillard could be the battle-hardened guard who has spent his life navigating the terrifying nights and is now tasked with training newcomer Hutchinson. But we would totally be okay if they are going to be voicing a few of the animatronics as well. Lillard’s range and ability to play a crazy killer are unmatched.

What roles do you think they will be portraying? Let us know your theories in the comments below and on social media!

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