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This remake is a Firestarter, twisted Firestarter

12.14.2010

Hard to believe this hasn't already been done, but a remake of FIRESTARTER is starting to ignite.

Universal and the company of the late Dino De Laurentiis (who produced the original) are rebooting the franchise, based on the 1980 novel by Stephen King.

The book was turned into a 1984 film (from COMMANDO director Mark L. Lester) with young Drew Barrymore as a pyrokinetic, who along with her father goes on the run from a rogue government agency seeking to use her ability.

The update is expected to loosely follow the book, although the character will unsurprisingly be "reinvented with a little more edge" (maybe she'll be a stripper - that would be hot, a-hyuck!). Writer Mark L. Smith (VACANCY) is stoking the script.

The movie was previously sequelized as a 2002 Sci-Fi original miniseries called FIRESTARTER 2: REKINDLED, featuring Marguerite Moreau, Dennis Hopper and Malcolm McDowell.

Extra Tidbit: If you can discuss the book/movie without the Prodigy song filling your head, you're a stronger person than I am...
Source: Variety

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