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It is a good time to be a fan of Stephen King’s. With movie adaptations on the way for IT and THE DARK TOWER and THE MIST coming to television, it looks as though yet another King tale is preparing to be created for live action.
While at the Overlook Film Festival in Mt. Hood Oregon, the location of the King adapted film THE SHINING, Jason Blum made the announcement that director Akiva Goldsman is set to be directing a remake of Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER for Blumhouse and Universal.
The FIRESTARTER remake will be written by Scott Teems.
“Andrew and Vicky McGee met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded in suspicion and mystery, and seemed to be related to psychic abilities. The two were married and had a daughter Charile, who has the ability to start fires by merely thinking about it. Naturally, the government takes a great interest in Charlie, and operatives from the secret department known as "The Shop" want to quarrantine and study her.”
The 1984 original film saw a young Drew Barrymore playing a girl who could create fires using her mind.
The FIRESTARTER remake will be the fifth time that Blumhouse and Goldman have worked together. Goldman wrote the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s DARK TOWER.
We will continue to bring you more on this story as we hear it.