Nicholas Cage is known for taking increasingly weird and bizarre projects these days, like 2019 Lovecraftian horror movie Color Out Of Space. His next movie seems just as crazy, as he’ll take up arms against demonic animatronics.
Why does that sound familiar? Well, that’s the premise of the popular Five Nights At Freddy’s games, where players control a nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza who must utilize security cameras and other tools to survive against animatronic characters who come to life.
That’s almost exactly what happens in Willy’s Wonderland, which is directed by Kevin Lewis and starring Nicholas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz and Chris Warner.
Don’t get me wrong. Five Nights At Freddy’s is still supposed to be getting its own official movie adaptation, but it seems to be stuck in development hell as of now.
Here’s the full synopsis of Willy’s Wonderland:
“The Janitor (Cage) finds himself stranded in a remote town. Unable to pay the repair shop to fix his Jeep, he agrees to work off his debt by spending the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters that were once a beacon of fun for children to play with.
But Willy’s Wonderland carries a dark secret that The Janitor is about to discover. He’s been lured into a deadly trap, or rather, a living nightmare, as the Wonderland’s animatronic characters come to life to destroy him. The Janitor is forced to fight his way from one monster to another, trying to survive until morning.
And The Janitor doesn’t play nice.”
There’s no release date yet, but it’s expected to premiere sometime in 2021. Check out the 15-second teaser trailer for Willy’s Wonderland below: