You can’t stop Stephen King these days. Hell, you can’t even hope to contain him! King’s work has reached an unbelievable level of popularity in Hollywood in recent years. Up next on the King adaptation trail is FIRESTARTER (2022), from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse. The first official trailer dropped this week and we’ve got it for you right here!
Check it out below, then read on for the details!
FIRESTARTER (2022) 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 (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) 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 (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all.
Charlie has other plans.
Keith Thomas directed the film from a screenplay by Scott Teems, based on the Stephen King novel. It stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, and John Beasley. Also starring Michael Greyeyes, Kurtwood Smith, and Gloria Reuben.
The film features a score from the legendary John Carpenter (Halloween, Christine, The Fog) and his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. Killer!
Here’s a look at the official poster!
FIRESTARTER hits theaters and Peacock May 13, 2022. Watch for it!
Cool stuff! Of course, the original is a classic, but it has been nearly 40 years. I think a revisit is A-Okay! How about you? Are you going to check out FIRESTARTER in theaters or on Peacock? Tell us in the comments!