Well, it had to happen sooner or later, and honestly we’re shocked that it’s taken this long for a remake of Firestarter to get off the ground. Let’s just hope it heats up instead of fizzles out.
According to Variety Universal and Dino De Laurentiis Co. have teamed to reboot the 1984 horror pic Firestarter with Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole) on board to pen the script. Uni is looking to turn the film based on the Stephen King book into a new franchise with the main character reinvented with a little more edge.
“We see this as a unique, character-driven thriller with a supernatural edge, based on a timeless concept and enhanced by recent visual effects advances,” said De Laurentiis Co. chairman, Martha De Laurentiis.
Universal hopes to have the film in production next year. Expect more soon!
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