Firestarter TrailerBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
The new Steven King film Firestarter is just a few weeks away. And with that, we have all the information that is available.
In the second adaptation of King’s piece, a young man named Andy McGee is experimented on by a secret government entity called The Shop, causing him to develop psychic powers. Soon his daughter, Charlie McGee, develops powers of her own, including the ability to light things on fire using only her mind. All is well and good for a while, as Andy taught Charlie how to keep her power at bay by steadying her emotions, which ignites them. However, as Charlie grows older, she is unable to control the pyrokinesis and all hell breaks loose once The Shop discovers the father/daughter duo’s location. The pair then find themselves on the run to save themselves and perhaps the world from sinister forces.
While this new reboot is supposed to be more book accurate, the 1984 version of Firestarter was an incredible achievement. The original created Drew Berrymore. She was accompanied by an insane cast of Heather Locklear, David Keith, Martin Sheen, and George C. Scott. Initially, it underperformed at the box office and King wasn’t a fan, but the movie became beloved by sci-fi and horror fans alike.
The new version of Firestarter has some giant star power. Zac Efron is taking the lead role of Andy McGee. Taking over Drew Barrymore’s role as Charlie McGee will be Ryan Kiera Armstrong. The cast is round out by Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, Sydney Lemmon, and Kurtwood Smith. Releasing through Universal, Firestarter will be out in theaters come May 13. It is the only major movie scheduled for release that weekend. Check out the trailer below.
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