Blumhouse And Universal Remaking Stephen King’s FIRESTARTER

April 28, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]

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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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