Blumhouse and Universal Pictures have released the first full official trailer for their brand new, modern remake of Firestarter, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, originally released in September of 1980.
It didn’t take long at all for a film adaptation to be made based on King’s hit novel. Just four years later – in 1984 – a feature-length film directed by Mark L. Lester was released to mostly negative reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Now, several decades later, the story is coming back to the big-screen, being remade for Blumhouse and Universal, directed by Keith Thomas from a script by Scott Teems, who previously wrote the script for last year’s Halloween Kills.
Today, the first official trailer was released for the brand new film which you can check out here:
In Firestarter, a young man must protect his daughter after she develops pyrokinesis and is hunted by a secret government agency known as The Shop that intends to capture and control her.
The cast includes the likes of Zac Efron, Michael Greyeyes, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Gloria Reuben, and Sydney Lemmon.
Firestarter is scheduled to be released in theatres and on Peacock, day-and-date, on May 13, 2022 by Universal Pictures.