First Trailer for New 'Firestarter' Remake with Ryan Kiera Armstrong
"She just has to shove it down and keep it hidden."' Universal has unveiled the first full-length trailer for a Blumhouse remake of the iconic horror film Firestarter, adapted (again) from the Stephen King novel of the same name. This is set to debut in May, both in theaters and streaming on Peacock. In a new adaptation of King's classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her. This looks exactly like the modern, gritty update you'd expect - right down to the cliche lines about how she's a "real superhero", even tossing in "liar, liar, pants on fire." Zac Efron stars with Ryan Kiera Armstrong and Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, plus Gloria Reuben. The Firestarter score is composed by the legendary John Carpenter and his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. This looks pretty gnarly, there might be some intense scenes.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Keith Thomas' Firestarter, direct from YouTube:
For over a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron) & Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy government 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 & 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. Firestarter is directed by American filmmaker Keith Thomas, making his second feature after The Vigil previously and a few music videos. The screenplay is written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) based on the novel by Stephen King. It's produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman. Universal will debut Firestarter (2022) in theaters + streaming on Peacock starting May 13th, 2022 this summer. Interested?