Universal just revealed the official trailer for Firestarter, the remake of the original movie based on Stephen King’s book of the same name.
Firestarter was first adapted into a movie in 1984. The movie was directed by Mark L. Lester, and it starred David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, and Louise Fletcher. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
Now, almost 4 decades later, Universal and Blumhouse are preparing a remake. Directed by Keith Thomas, the remake is starring Zac Efron, Michael Greyeyes, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Gloria Reuben, and Sydney Lemmon. You can check the official trailer and the synopsis down below:
“In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her. For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.” — Firestarter, official synopsis
Directed by Keith Thomas from a screenplay by Scott Teems based on the Stephen King novel, and produced by Jason Blum, Firestarter is set to be released on May 13, 2022.