Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon star as Andy and Vicky, parents who’ve been hiding their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a federal agency. Charlie’s firestarting gift is triggered by anger or pain. As she ages, the fire becomes harder to control. (Out now!)
After an accident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes) is sent to hunt down the family and seize Charlie in order to harness her gift into a weapon of mass destruction.
Stephen King’s 1980 novel was previously adapted in a 1984 film starring Drew Barrymore: "It's an iconic King property," says producer Jason Blum. "It's something I've thought about doing for a long time and we finally got the right mix of folks to make the movie."
The Blumhouse CEO and producer also revealed that King himself gave the movie his blessing: "I showed him the movie and he was happy with it," says Blum. "He was very generous with his response and his comments and I was very happy about that."
Firestarter is written by Scott Teems, directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil), and co-composed by the legendary John Carpenter. Blum's upcoming projects include Halloween Ends, the latest in the Halloween franchise, whose first film Carpenter directed in the late '70s.