Blumhouse and Universal are teaming up, again; this time to tackle a modern adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Firestarter. According to Collider, Zac Efron is set to star.

The book, which was originally published in 1980, follows a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. The original film adaptation featured Drew Barrymore in the lead role.

Scott Teems has been tapped to pen the script. Teems previously worked as a writer on Narcos: Mexico as well as the recently delayed Halloween Kills.

Keith Thomas will direct the picture, marking the producer/songwriter’s directorial debut. Firestarter is being produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman, who previously collaborated on Paranormal Activity.

What do you make of this news? Are you a fan of the original Firestarter flick? Perhaps the film? Is a remake something you think Blumhouse should even bother with? Moreover, how do you feel about Zac Efron taking on the lead role? Jump down to the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts!


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