Lead star Zac Efron took to Twitter to share a brand new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Firestarter, confirming the production on Blumhouse’s newest film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror thriller novel has finally been completed. The production wrap comes after nearly two months since it started filming in May of this year. As of now, the project currently has no release date attached to it.
The new Firestarter remake photo, which you can check out below, provides us our first look at Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong together, who are respectively portraying the roles of father and daughter, Andy McGee and Charlie McGee.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) July 17, 2021
Firestarter centers on an organization called the 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 her parents, who were given a low-grade hallucinogen called “Lot Six” during their college years. Now the government is trying to apprehend the young Charlie in order to harness her powerful and unique skills as a weapon.
The remake stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong (The Tomorrow War), who has been cast for the leading role of Charlie McGee, a character that was famously portrayed by a young Drew Barrymore in Mark L. Lester’s 1984 adaptation. Joining her are Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile) as Andy McGee, Sydney Lemmon (Helstrom) as Vicky McGee, and Michael Greyeyes (True Detective) as John Rainbird.
The Firestarter 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’s associate producer Martha De Laurentiis set as the executive producer. It is a production by Universal Pictures, Blumhouse, and Weed Road Production.