The orginal ‘FIRESTARTER‘ from 1984, starring the very talented Drew Barrymore is a cult classic and a favorite amongst staff at Latin Horror. The film was a stable of grown up in New York and watching it on WPIX channel Eleven. So we are very excited to see this modernization of this beloved Stephen King classic.
My first initial thoughts of the trailer for ‘FIRESTARTER‘ is that if felt reminisent to the original but it gradually started to be pushed into that comic book movie zone. Oh! It started to feel like I was watching the TV seriers ‘Heroes‘. Save the Firestarter, save the world! The trailer as a whole was thrilling. It was good to see Zac Efron as Andy the father and refreshing to see Ryan Kiera Armstrong as the pyrokinetic Charlie. Plus, I look forward to listening to the soundtrack as the score is by the legend, John Carpenter!!! I kinda look forward to seeing it on the Peacock streaming service.
Check out the Synopsis, Trailer, and Poster below and let Latin Horror know what you think? And remember ‘FIRESTARTER‘ will be release in Theaters and stream on Peacock on MAY 13the 2022.
Synopsis: In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her.
For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.
The film also stars Kurtwood Smith (Amityville: The Awakening, Hitchcock), John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy, The Sum of All Fears) and Gloria Reuben (Lincoln, Mr. Robot). The Firestarter score is composed by the legendary John Carpenter (Halloween, Christine, The Fog) and his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
Directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil), from a screenplay by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills) based on the novel by Stephen King, Firestarter is produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, The Invisible Man) for Blumhouse and Oscar® winner Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Constantine) for Weed Road Pictures. The film’s executive producers are Ryan Turek, Gregory Lessans, Scott Teems, Martha De Laurentiis, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules.