Firestarter Reboot Will Respect the Original Movie While Digging Further Into the Book

Firestarter Reboot Will Respect the Original Movie While Digging Further Into the Book
When it comes to movie adaptations of Stephen King novels, one name that often gets ignored is 1984's Firestarter starring David Keith and Drew Barrymore, based on King's 1980 novel of the same name. Now, Universal is teaming up with Blumhouse to make a fresh adaptation of Firestarter starring Zac Efron in the lead role. The project is to be helmed by director Keith Thomas, who recently told CinemaBlend that he respects the manner in which the original Firestarter stuck close to the source material.

"I look at [the original] film as it's a great example of filmmaking at the time in terms of adapting this book. It's very, very close to the book in terms of kind of the way it unfolds, and the way the characters are introduced and come into it and come out of it. For me, it's great that it exists and people who love it, I think,
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