Stephen King’s Firestarter is making a comeback via a reboot at Blumouse. We last saw an onscreen adaptation of Firestarter back in 1984. That adaptation starred David Keith and a very young Drew Barrymore. The film directed by Mark L. Lester left a lot of fans of the original material somewhat cold. Now, we officially have a second chance reboot that is said to be a much more faithful adaptation of King’s work.
Producer, Keith Thomas is excited about the Blumhouse adaptation and says that this one will have all that awesomely violent stuff from King’s books that weren’t able to be transferred to film in the early 1980s. Things like people being savagely burnt alive form the inside out and such.
The Firestarter reboot has already been rated R for its extreme violence.
The synopsis for the 1984 film goes like this:
A young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.
Blumhouse’s Firestarter adaptation stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Charlie McGee, Zac Efron, Andy, Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben. In addition Halloween Kills writer Scott Teems will pen this adaptation.
Are you excited about a Blumhouse Firestarter reboot?