New ‘Firestarter’ Adaptation Catches ‘Vigil’ Director And ‘Halloween Kills’ Writer

December 17, 2019

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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A few years ago Jason Blum announced that Blumhouse was teaming up with Akiva Goldsman to develop a new adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter. While the film spent years in limbo, it has now sprung to life. Akiva is reportedly now writing the script along with Halloween KillsScott Teems. But that’s not all, Collider is reporting that Keith Thomas (The Vigil) has now signed on to direct.

While this is not the first adaptation, we got the first in 1984, a new updated version might be nice. The original, directed by Mark L. Lester, starred Drew Barrymore as a kid with pyrokinetic abilities on the run with her telekinetic father.

There is no word yet on who will star in the new film.


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