Out promoting the new Jason Statham film “The Beekeeper” in which he co-stars, actor Josh Hutcherson confirms a sequel to this year’s successful game-to-film adaptation “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is in the works.

Hutcherson starred in the film as a troubled security guard who starts a job at an abandoned pizzeria and family entertainment center, where he discovers the animatronic mascots are possessed by homicidal children.

Based on the famed video game series from Scott Cawthon, the film received generally negative reviews but was a major hit – grossing $295 million to become Blumhouse’s highest-grossing film to date. It also set streaming records for Peacock where it simultaneously premiered.

Speaking with Variety, he says they’re “in the process right now of nailing down the story” and the studio wants to “get going as soon as possible”:

“We hoped it would connect with audiences, but I don’t think that anybody, even on our side of things, expected it to really connect the way that it did. I’m dying to get back on set. Emma Tammi, our director, was fantastic, and it was such a fun world to play in. I’m excited to see what they are doing next.”

Hutcherson also says his “Hunger Games” co-star Jennifer Lawrence called him to celebrate the simultaneous box office success of “Freddy’s and her film “No Hard Feelings” topping the Netflix chart in late October.

“The Beekeeper” opens in cinemas on Friday.

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