A new trailer for Blumhouse’s fire starter it came out. Based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Stephen King, the new film is directed by Keith Thomas and written by Scott Teems. Ryan Kiera Armstrong is introduced as the new Charlie, the fiery role originally played by Drew Barrymore in the 1984 film adaptation, starring Zac Efron alongside her father Andy McGee. You can watch the new trailer below.
The synopsis reads: “A girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces seeking to capture and control her. For over a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely bad, shockingly bad and mean† The greatest showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the walking dead† succession) are on the run, desperate for their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature† Tomorrow’s war) of a shadowy federal agency that wants to turn its unprecedented gift of fire-making into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is caused by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire gets harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious agent (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian† Rutherford Falls) is deployed to track down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.”
The film also stars Kurtwood Smith (Amityville: The Awakening† That show from the 70s), John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy† The sum of all fears) and Gloria Reuben (Lincoln† mr. Robot† Johannes Timmerman (Halloween† Christine† The fog) composed the score with colleague Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. fire starter is directed by Keith Thomas (the wake), from a screenplay by Scott Teems (Halloween kills† It was produced by Jason Blum (Halloween† The Invisible Man) for Blumhouse and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman (I am a legend† Constantine) for Weed Road photos. The executive producers of the film are Ryan Turek, Gregory Lessans, Scott Teems, Martha De Laurentiis, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules.
†fire starterYou know, (laughs) it’s a better book than a movie all those years ago, but it was just such a, such a great idea, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Blum explained earlier. about the reboot, per CinemaBlend.”And I wouldn’t want to do it unless, same thing…[if[ash[als[asThe robbery and James DeMonaco], unless – BTW, we couldn’t do it unless – Stephen King allowed it. But he gave us our blessing, and that gave me the confidence to think, ‘Well, let’s give this a shot.’ So I hope he likes it. He liked the script, so hopefully he’ll like the movie too.”
Blumhouse has hit horror well by reviving multiple franchises
Blumhouse has already had great success revisiting well-known horror franchises with all-new adaptations. It’s easy to point out the immense financial success of 2018 Halloween, a legacy sequel that brought Jamie Lee Curtis back for another fight with her old nemesis Michael Myers. The film was a huge success in the cinema and had two sequels ordered from Halloween kills arriving in 2021 and Halloween ends coming in October 2022.
The studio has also relied on Universal Monsters for successful modern films. Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s 2020 The Invisible Man was also a huge success. Blumhouse is also developing a wolf human project with Ryan Gosling attached to the star.
fire starter will be released in theaters and on streaming service Peacock on May 13, 2022.
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