Blumhouse’s Firestarter remake wraps production
Main star Zac Efron has Twitter to share a brand new behind-the-scenes photo Fire starter, confirming that production on Blumhouse’s latest film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel is finally over. The end of production comes nearly two months after filming began in May of this year. For now, the project currently has no release date attached to it.
New Fire starter The remake photo, which you can check out below, gives us a first look at Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong together, who play the roles of father and daughter, Andy McGee and Charlie McGee, respectively.
– Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) July 17, 2021
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Fire starter focuses on an organization called Department of Scientific Intelligence, aka “The Shop”. Two participants in their mysterious research program end up getting married and having a child. Their offspring, Charlie McGee, inherited pyrokinetic powers from his parents, who received a low-grade hallucinogen called “Lot Six” during their college years. Now the government is trying to apprehend young Charlie in order to harness her powerful and unique skills as a weapon.
The remake stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong (The war of tomorrow), who was cast for the lead role of Charlie McGee, a character who was played by a young Drew Barrymore in the 1984 Mark L. Lester adaptation. She is joined by Zac Efron (Extremely wicked, shocking the evil and the vile) like Andy McGee, Sydney Lemmon (Helstrom) like Vicky McGee, and Michael Greyeyes (Real detective) like John Rainbird.
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the Fire starter remake is directed by rising filmmaker Keith Thomas (The Vigil) from a screenplay written by Scott Teems. Producers are Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman, with original film associate producer Martha De Laurentiis set as executive producer. It is a production of Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Weed Road Production.