Firestarter Release Date Status, Cast, Trailer And Things you must know

A new cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s “Firestarter” is in the making. One of King’s most beloved stories, about a young girl with extraordinary skills who must escape the evil government, has been the subject of numerous adaptations over the years, including a film starring Drew Barrymore in 1984 and a television miniseries in 2002.

‘Stranger Things,’ the hugely popular Netflix series, was inspired by the Duffer Brothers ‘Firestarter,’ and a billboard for the show featured Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in a stance similar to the film’s poster from 1984. With Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, the classic tale is getting a new reboot.

The new “Firestarter” movie has a lot of great people working on it, like Jason Blum, who produced “Get Out” and his follow-up, “Us,” as well as David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” reboot series, “Halloween Kills.” For “Firestarter” Blum collaborated with Akiva Goldsman, who previously worked on “A Beautiful Mind” and “I, Robot.”

To be fair, fans who have been eagerly anticipating the new reboot of this Stephen King adaptation are understandably curious about its intricate details. So, below we have mentioned everything we know so far about Firestarter.

The Release Date for Firestarter

Even though Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions announced a reboot of “Firestarter” as far back as 2017, a series of events interrupted the production of the movie. Akiva Goldsman, the producer of “The Dark Tower,”  was originally slated to direct the film.

“Firestarter,” director Fatih Akin, whose previous work includes “In the Fade,” was brought in to replace Goldsman in June of 2018.

Goldsman was working on the Paramount+ spin-off series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” for “Picard,” so it’s possible that he put “Firestarter” on hold to focus on the new project. The horror film “The Vigil,” which Thomas directed for his directorial debut earlier that year, took Akin’s place in late 2019.

Production began in May of that year and wrapped up in July of that year, with casting continuing until the middle of 2021. In February of 2022, an official teaser was released, giving fans their long-awaited release date. On May 13, 2022, “Firestarter” will be released both in cinemas and on Peacock’s streaming service.


The Cast of Firestarter

The “Firestarter” reboot features Zac Efron as Andy McGee, the father of Charlie McGee, a girl who has pyrokinesis, the power to produce tremendously devastating blasts of fire with her mind. This is a great opportunity for the former Disney Channel star, who has proven himself to be a talented and nuanced actor, to surprise audiences once again.

Meanwhile, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who previously starred in a brief role in another Stephen King adaption, “It: Chapter 2.” will portray Charlie. Tina Jung joins the cast as Charlie’s teacher, Ms. Gardner, and Sydney Lemmon as Charlie’s mother, Vicky.

John Rainbird (Michael Greyeyes), the hired killer who constantly pursues Charlie and gets obsessed with killing her, will be played by Greyeyes in the film adaptation. He has been on HBO’s “True Detective,” the 2019 horror film “Blood Quantum,” and many other notable projects.

Gloria Reuben will play The Shop’s Captain Hollister, and Kurtwood Smith will portray Dr. Joseph Wanless, the agency’s federal psychiatrist.

One of the most important aspects of filmmaking is the music, and the “Firestarter” remake will have the music of iconic director John Carpenter. After his Antarctic alien nightmare “They Live” bombed at the box office, Carpenter was notably prohibited from filming the original “Firestarter,” movie in 1984.

Carpenter directed horror masterpieces like “The Fog” and many more. Carpenter’s involvement in the new “The Thing” revival finally delivers a sense of karmic justice for “Firestarter” which went on to be regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi horror films of all time.

The Trailer for Firestarter

In February, the official trailer for “Firestarter” was released to the public and teases viewers with the young Charlie’s terrifying and powerful ability to will “a nuclear explosion” into existence. We see Charlie’s father, played by Zac Efron, encouraging her to regulate her talents with mindfulness techniques as the trailer begins.

When she is threatened, he tells the other characters that they would “put her in a cage” if they ever catch up with her.

A force of this scale, on the other hand, is manifestly uncontainable.  We get a nice look at Charlie’s instructor Tina spotting her hiding in the restroom while she’s trying to conceal her conflagratory abilities in the trailer. It’s painful for Tina to get her hands on the stall’s metal because it’s hot.

Blasts of flame smash the door out of its hinges and bang it to the ground.  Captain Hollister, The Shop’s head, says, “She’s the first of her kind, a real-life superhero.” A crow’s feathers are lit on fire by Charlie as she shoots her would-be assassin, John Rainbird, into the wall. It’s not apparent what the bird did to deserve it.

In addition, the clip verifies the previously mentioned release date for “Firestarter,” On May 13, the film will premiere in theatres and Peacock, and fans are sure to be eagerly awaiting its release.

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