There’s bad news for Chuck E. Cheese fans, as the iconic restaurants of your childhood are set to shut down following the company’s file for bankruptcy. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as a number of gamers are calling for the soon-to-be-defunct locations to be repurposed – as Five Nights At Freddy’s locations.
As spotted by ComicBook, social media has become flooded with FNAF fans crying out for some IRL haunted pizzerias, with the Chuck E. Cheese locations seeming like the perfect fit.
Consider that the game’s creator, Scott Cawthon, has now pumped out endless FNAF games, toys and books over the years, is a real-life Freddy Fazbear out of the realms of possibility…?
CNBC reports that Chuck-E-Cheese has filed bankruptcy, which is owned by CEC Entertainment. Though CEC is trying to keep their other stores open, it looks like Chuck E. Cheese is done (unless someone swoops in to save the restaurants with a buy-out, but that’s looking unlikely due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
There’s still a solid fanbase for FNAF, and with a movie on the cards for the future, I couldn’t think of a better time to create some of the games’ locations in the real world.
Speaking of the movie’s development, Jason Blum of Blumhouse told Fandom that there’s very much a plan in place – despite a lot of silence on the project since it was first announced.
“We have been working on it for a long time,” he said. “[Development is] Super active. So I really feel like we have a very good shot at getting to see a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. I feel like it’s really moving forward. It’s not stalled or anything else.
“It might seem that way because we haven’t done any announcements about it, but it’s not stalled. It’s moving rapidly forward and I don’t want to put a timeline on it, but soon we’ll get a movie. I really feel confident about it.”
Featured Image Credit: Chuck E. Cheese/Scott Cawthon