Stephen King’s novel Firestarter was first set the big screen ablaze in 1984. This sci-fi horror film starred Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, David Keith and George C Scott. Akiva Goldsman and Blumhouse Productions plan to reignite the story.
Firestarter is about a young girl, named Charlie, who develops pyrokinetic abilities, meaning she can start fires with her mind. She is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powers as a weapon.
Goldsman is better known as a screenwriter and has written many films including A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, I Am Legend, and another Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower, due this summer. Goldsman made his directorial debut with 2014’s Winter Tale.
Blumhouse Productions has brought us films like The Paranormal Activity Series, Insidious, Whiplash, Split and Get Out. Blumhouse also has a first-look production deal with Universal.
Jason Blum, of Blumhouse, made the announcement at the Overlook Film Festival in Mt. Hood, Oregon, at a screening of Goldsman’s new film, Stephanie.
Take a look at the 1984 trailer. It’s sure to spark some hype for this remake.
sources: deadline.com, ew.com