We have just gotten word from The Overlook Film Festival in Colorado that Akiva Goldsman (Rings) and Jason Blum will be re-teaming to give Firestarter the remake treatment. Goldsman will direct and cowrite the screenplay with Scott Teems (Rectify). Blum will be on hand to produce.
The 1984 original was helmed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1984) with a screenplay by the late Stanley Mann (Damien: Omen 2).
Firestarter sees young Charlie McGee being kidnapped by the mysterious government organization, The Shop. She quickly learns that their intent is to harness her powers to use them as a weapon.
David Keith, Drew Barrymore, George C. Scott, and Heather Locklear starred in the original film.
I’m a fan of the 1984 original but it’s not without its flaws. It might be nice to see the material updated for the 21st century. But, we’ll have to wait and see.