Date & Time
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Inside Universal and Blumhouse's "Riskiest" Bet
Featuring Jason Blum, Founder and CEO, Blumhouse; David Gordon Green, Director, The Exorcist: Believer; and Emma Tammi, Director, Five Nights at Freddy's
Moderated by Yasmin Gagne, Associate Editor, Fast Company 


The global box office is still in recovery mode—so what better time to roll out what horror maestro Jason Blum calls the "riskiest" undertaking of his career? The Exorcist: Believer relaunches a new trilogy of the 1973 classic and stands as a big (and expensive) bet for Universal Pictures. But that's not Blum's only bet this year. On the heels of The Exorcist: Believer is Five Nights at Freddy's, an adaptation of the wildly popular video game that's taken "many, many, many years of development" to get right. Hear from Blum and the films' directors on putting their spin on stories while keeping superfans happy, and the role they think AI will play in Hollywood.

Session Type
Convene – Main Stage Presented by Capital One
Jason Blum Emma Tammi David Gordon Green