The announcement of Stephen King's "Firestarter" film remake immediately had fans speculating about the flawless young actress who could be sweet and deadly at the same time.
Not only is a Firestarter remake in the works, but the studios also announced that the project already has a director in Akiva Goldsman (Winter's Tale, Fringe) and a script penned by Scott Teems (Rectify).
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, with veteran writer/producer Akiva Goldsman attached to direct. Goldsman brought us A Beautiful Mind, so he can do no wrong. What OTHER King films would you like to receive the remake treatment? However, he also wrote the more respectable I Am Legend, and was an executive producer on Fringe. Together with Jason Blum, he produced Paranormal Activity 2, 3, and 4.
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Deadline reports that an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit '90s blue collar comedy is in the works. A recent appearance by Goodman on Gilbert's daytime talk show, The Talk , was met with much excitement by fans.
More exciting than Goldsman's helming of the movie is the fact that this is coming off a very hot streak for horror label Blumhouse Productions. There's still nothing quite like a great film adaptation of a King novel, and now another title has joined the fray, albeit a familiar one: Firestarter. For now, just know that it's in good hands with Blumhouse, so that's, at least, a good sign. Stranger Things became a cultural phenomenon previous year while drawing heavy influences from the author, and 11.22.63 did a fine job in adapting one of the author's most labyrinthe novels.
There's never been a bad time to be a Stephen King fan, since his books have seen a steady stream of award-winning movie adaptations for decades.