All the things outdated is new once more, because the saying goes, and on the subject of Stephen King diversifications, they’re so quite a few that all the things new is outdated after which new once more and… look, all we’re saying is that the repeat films are rising in quantity and this Blumhouse-produced Firestarter is the newest. Take a look at the primary trailer, that includes Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon.
The Vigil‘s Keith Thomas directs right here, working from a script tailored by Halloween Kills‘ Scott Teems. King’s fiery 1980 story was, you will recall, delivered to screens earlier than in 1984.
The story runs as follows: For greater than a decade, dad and mom Andy (Efron) and Vicky (Lemmon) have been on the run, determined to cover their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal company that wishes to harness her unprecedented present for creating hearth right into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie find out how to defuse her energy, which is triggered by anger or ache. However as Charlie turns 11, the hearth turns into more durable and more durable to regulate. After an incident reveals the household’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes) is deployed to search out the household and seize Charlie as soon as and for all. Charlie, unsurprisingly, has different plans. And she or he means to carry them… FIRE. (As a result of in any other case, why name it Firestarter?)
With Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley and Gloria Reuben additionally within the forged, this new Firestarter arrives Stateside in cinemas and by way of streaming service Peacock on 13 Might, however does not appear to have a locked down UK date but (the UK trailer solely says “in cinemas quickly”).