News Blumhouse and Universal Set to Remake Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ Published 2 years ago on April 28, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Oscar winning Akiva Goldsman of A Beautiful Mind, is tapped to direct a remake of Stephen King’s 1984 classic pyrokinetic flick Firestarter for Blumhouse and Universal. Word dropped directly from Jason Blum himself at the Overlook Film Festival in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The update will be penned by Scott Teems (Rectify), reports Deadline. The original Firestarter follows: “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 original 1984 film starred Drew Barrymore, who played a pyrokinetic young girl, directed by Mark L. Lester (Commando). The Firestarter remake will bring Blumhouse and Goldman together for their fifth collaborating project. Also, the adaptation of King’s The Dark Tower is coming this August, which is penned by the duo. Related Topics: Up Next Behind the Scenes Photos of Bill Moseley in Killer Clown Film ‘Crepitus’ Don't Miss Don Coscarelli Talks About How He Almost Directed ‘Silver Bullet’ Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News6 hours ago Linda Hamilton Walks Alone in New ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Poster; Trailer Drops Thursday! Reviews7 hours ago Review: ‘Pet Sematary’ Manages to Convey a Very Creepy and Foreboding Atmosphere Blu-Ray & DVD7 hours ago Warner Bros. Releasing Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June Music10 hours ago Kerrang Magazine Shares New Images of Corey Taylor’s New Mask Created by Tom Savini! News1 day ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News1 day ago Jason Blum Teases ‘Halloween 2’ Announcement: “Working on it” News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie’s ‘3 From Hell’ Receives an R-Rating for Strong Sadistic Violence News4 weeks ago New ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Image Reveals a Closer Look at Chucky’s Face News4 weeks ago Rob Zombie Teases ‘Three From Hell’ Trailer Debut and Shares New Captain Spaulding Image News4 weeks ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News2 days ago Evil Child Does Horrific Things in the Final Trailer for ‘Brightburn’ News6 days ago [Video] New ‘Child’s Play’ Featurette Showcases Six Animatronic Chucky Dolls News1 week ago Watch the New Restricted Trailer for Zombie Horror Comedy ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ News1 week ago Horror Icon Linnea Quigley Takes on Clowns in the Official Trailer for ‘Clownado’ News2 weeks ago Pennywise Rises from the Sewers in the First ‘IT: Chapter Two’ Teaser Trailer! Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!