With titles like Soul Kitchen and In The Fade to his name, director Fatih Akin is not perhaps someone you’d normally think of to make a horror film, but it seems that Akiva Goldsman, who was originally going to direct the Blumhouse remake of Firestarter, has vacated the director’s chair. Despite being generally known as a screenwriter, he won’t be scripting this movie either, that job going to Scott Teems.
The 1984 film that was directed by Mark L. Lester and starred Drew Barrymore ranks around the middle of Stephen King adaptations for me, being neither especially good nor particularly bad, so I guess there is room for improvement.
SYNOPSIS FOR ORIGINAL FILM:
“Andrew and Vicky McGee met while earning money as guinea pigs for an experiment at college. The experiment was shrouded in suspicion and mystery, and seemed to be related to psychic abilities. The two were married and had a daughter, Charlie, who has the ability to start fires by merely thinking about it, also known as pyrokinesis. Naturally, the government takes a great interest in Charlie, and operatives from the secret department known as “The Shop” want to quarantine and study her”.