About the Firestarter movie.
Firestarter is an upcoming American horror film directed by Keith Thomas, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It is a reboot of the 1984 film adaptation.
On April 27, 2017, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions announced a reboot of Firestarter, with Akiva Goldsman set to direct and produce alongside Jason Blum and Martha De Laurentiis. On June 28, 2018, Fatih Akin replaced Goldsman as the film’s director, with Scott Teems set to write the script. On December 16, 2019, Keith Thomas replaced Goldsman as director.
In September 2020, Zac Efron was cast in the lead role of the film. In February 2021, Michael Greyeyes joined the cast. In June 2021, Ryan Kiera Armstrong was cast in the lead role of Charlie McGee, with Gloria Reuben joining in an undisclosed role, and Sydney Lemmon joining as Charlie’s mother.
Principal photography began on May 25, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario.
“A young man must protect his daughter after she develops pyrokinesis and is hunted by a secret government agency known as The Shop that intends to capture and control her.”
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Firestarter gets release date including day-and-date on Peacock. February 9, 2022
Universal set May 13, 2022 for the Blumhouse movie, Firestarter. The movie will go day-and-date on Peacock too as the streamer needs to up its paid subscriber count.
Firestarter is directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil), from a screenplay by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) based on King’s classic novel. In the new take, 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.
Zac Efron says Firestarter movie is a wrap. (July 20, 2021)
After only two months in production, in an Instagram post, Zac Efron says:
“That’s a wrap on #firestarter movie! Can’t wait for you guys to see this.”
Efron is pictured alongside lead actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong wearing their Firestarter T-shirts and appropriately, standing behind a firetruck.
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