Not surprisingly, another film is getting the remake treatment. Firestarter is the latest 80s movie to receive this “blessing”. The original starred Drew Barrymore in the title role, and showcased the future potential of its young star. Let’s hope the remake is on par with the original. Per Deadline:
Stephen King’s classic Firestarter will be ablaze on the big screen again in a remake with Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman behind the camera. Goldsman and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum announced the news tonight during the Overlook Film Festival at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, OR, following the opening-night premiere of their latest collaboration Stephanie which Goldsman directed.
In Firestarter, a young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.
Universal is also involved in development with Blumhouse and Goldsman as the studio released the first feature adaptation of the film in May 1984; it starred Drew Barrymore and was directed by Mark L. Lester. Firestarter will rep the fifth time Goldsman has worked with Blumhouse following his EP duties on Paranormal Activity 2, 3 and 4 as well as Stephanie. Scott Teems (Rectify) will write the new Firestarter adaptation. Blum under his Blumhouse label will produce. Martha de Laurentiis, an associate producer on the 1984 version, will serve as executive producer.
I’m just hoping the filmmakers seize upon the opportunity to use Prodigy’s “Firestarter” for the films eventual trailer music. I would be sorely disappointed if not.