Stephen King’s novel “Firestarter” is getting a new film adaptation. There have been several reimaginings of Stephen King’s classic tale about a young girl with amazing abilities who must flee from an evil government, including the 1984 film version starring Drew Barrymore and the 2002 television adaption.
One of Netflix’s most successful shows, ‘Stranger Things,’ was heavily influenced by the 1984 Duffer Brothers picture “Firestarter,” and a billboard for the show showed Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in a pose identical to the poster from that year. The legendary tale is gaining a fresh life thanks to Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.
Jason Blum, who produced “Get Out” and its sequel, “Us,” as well as David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Kills” remake series, “Halloween,” are both collaborating on the new “Firestarter.” Blum teamed with Akiva Goldsman, who previously worked on “A Beautiful Mind” and “I, Robot,” on “Firestarter.”
Fans of this Stephen King adaption are obviously intrigued about the finer points of the new remake, which has been highly anticipated for quite some time.. We’ve covered all we know about Firestarter thus far in the following paragraphs.
The Date of Release has been set.
It was revealed in 2017 that Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions were working on a remake of this film, however a sequence of circumstances stalled development. Producer Akiva Goldsman was initially set to direct “The Dark Tower.”
In June of this year, Fatih Akin, the filmmaker of “Firestarter,” was called in to replace Goldsman.
While working on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” spin-off series “Picard,” Goldsman may have placed “Firestarter” on hold in order to focus on the new project. When Thomas made his directorial debut earlier this year with “The Vigil,” Akin’s spot was taken.
Since that year’s production was completed in July, casting will continue until the middle part of 2021. It was announced in February of 2022 that the long-awaited release date had finally arrived. Both in theatres and on Peacock’s streaming service, “Firestarter” will premiere May 13, 2022.
The Firestarter Cast
Firestarter” includes Zac Efron as Andy McGee, Charlie’s father, who has the ability to generate massively damaging bursts of fire with her thoughts in “Firestarter 2,” a reboot. For a former Disney Channel star who has proved himself to be a gifted and nuanced actor, this is a fantastic chance.
While Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who had a minor appearance in another Stephen King adaptation, “It: Chapter 2,” will be playing Charlie in the film. Sydney Lemmon plays Charlie’s mother, Vicky, and Tina Jung plays Charlie’s teacher, Ms. Gardner.
Michael Greyeyes will portray the hired killer who becomes obsessed with killing Charlie, John Rainbird (in the film, he’ll play Michael Greyeyes). On HBO’s True Detective, Blood Quantum, and a slew of other important productions, he has starred.
Both Gloria Reuben and Kurtwood Smith will portray Captain Hollister and Dr. Joseph Wanless, the agency’s federal psychiatrist, respectively, on The Shop.
The “Firestarter” remake will have John Carpenter’s soundtrack, one of the most crucial components of filmmaking. When Carpenter’s Antarctic alien horror “They Live” underperformed at the box office, the first “Firestarter” picture was significantly barred from being made that year.
Like “The Fog,” Carpenter’s horror classics include a number of others. Firestarter, a sci-fi horror classic, finally receives its due in the new “The Thing” reboot thanks to Carpenter’s involvement in the project.
The Firestarter Movie Trailer
To get a taste of how terrible and powerful Charlie’s ‘nuclear explosion’ powers are, in February the official trailer for Firestarter was released to the general public. Toward the beginning of the film, we see Charlie’s father (Zac Efron) urging his daughter to use mindfulness practises to control her abilities.
She is threatened and he informs the other characters that they will “throw her in a cage” should they ever catch up with her.
In contrast, a force of this magnitude is clearly unstoppable. In the toilet of the trailer, Tina is able to catch a glimpse of Charlie, who is trying to hide her conflagratory powers. Tina’s hands burn as she touches the hot metal of the stall.
The door was smashed to the ground by flaming blasts that ripped it from its hinges. “A real-life superhero,” says Captain Hollister of The Shop, referring to Captain Hollister’s daughter. A crow’s feather is set on fire by Charlie as she shoots John Rainbird in the wall. Nothing about the bird merits such a punishment.
Aside from that, it confirms that “Firestarter” will be released on that day. It premieres in theatres and Peacock on May 13, and fans are likely to be excited.