We're Getting a 'Firestarter' Reboot Starring Zac Efron
Published Sep 29, 2020Get ready for a reboot of Stephen King's classic Firestarter — with Zac Efron.
Today news broke that Efron has hopped aboard the new project from Universal, Blumhouse and Weed Road Productions. The reboot, which was first announced in 2019, is being directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil), with the story being adapted by writer Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify).
So far, though, little else has been revealed about the upcoming project.
Based on King's novel, the original Firestarter arrived back in 1984, and it starred Drew Barrymore. She played a young girl named Charlie who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to use those powers as a weapon.
We're assuming Efron will play the role of the girl's father, Andy McGee, who was originally played by David Keith. So far, there's no word on who could be playing Charlie.
It's also worth noting that the original also featured a pretty awesome soundtrack by Tangerine Dream.