Firestarter: another track from the score composed by John Carpenter is now online

Coming to us from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Firestarter will be reaching both theatres and the Peacock streaming service on May 13th… and I guess the streaming release is why the powers-that-be seem to be content with not giving the film much promotion. But at least the tracks to the score that was composed for Firestarter by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies is giving us some interesting news. A couple weeks ago, the score track that plays over the film’s end credits was released online, and now another track from the score is available for us to listen to. This one is called “I’ll Find You”, and you can check it out in the embed at the bottom of this article.

Directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) from a screenplay by Halloween Kills co-writer Scott Teems, the film is based on the 1980 Stephen King novel Firestarter (buy a copy HERE). It has the following synopsis:  

In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from the producers of The Invisible Man, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her.

For more than a decade, parents Andy and Vicky have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.

Ryan Kiera Armstrong (American Horror Story) stars as “firestarter” Charlie McGee. She is joined in the cast by Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) as Charlie’s father Andy, Sydney Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead) as Charlie’s mother and Andy’s wife Vicky, Michael Greyeyes (Blood Quantum) as the assassin Rainbird, and Gloria Reuben (ER) in an unspecified lead role. Kurtwood Smith (RoboCop) and John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy) are in the film as well.

A collaboration between Blumhouse, Weed Road Productions, and Universal Pictures, this Firestarter was produced by Blumhouse founder Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman. The late Martha De Laurentiis served as executive producer alongside Teems, Ryan Turek, Gregory Lessans, J.D. Lifshitz, and Raphael Margules. At one time, Goldsman had been attached to direct the film, and at another point Fatih Akin was going to direct it.

Carpenter very nearly directed an adaptation of Firestarter back in the 1980s. Released in ’84, that movie ended up being directed by Mark L. Lester and starred Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Louise Fletcher, and Art Carney. You can buy it HERE.

What do you think of John Carpenter’s new track from Firestarter? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Copies of the score are available for pre-order at THIS LINK.

Source: Back Lot Music

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.