Blumhouse And Universal Remaking Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER

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Late last night at The Overlook Film Festival, following the premiere of Stephanie, Jason Blum and  Akiva Goldsman announced their next project, their fifth together, which will be a remake of Stephen King’s Firestarter. Goldsman will direct and co-write the script with Scott Teems for Universal.



The 1984 original film, directed by Mark L. Lester, tells the story of a couple who participated in a medical experiment and gain telekinetic abilities. The couple, played by David Keith and Heather Locklear, give birth to a daughter (Drew Barrymore) with strong pyrokinetic abilities. After the mother’s death the girl and her father are forced to flee from those who want to harness her power.

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