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FIRESTARTER Remake Releases First Trailer and Poster

First look at Blumhouse's take on Stephen King's thriller.

Previously filmed in 1984 with a young Drew Barrymore in the lead, Stephen King's Firestarter has been given a new adaptation by the Blumhouse stable.

Ryan Kiera Armstrong plays Charlie, the young girl with an unwanted gift of creating fire through the power of her mind. Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon are the parents trying to protect her from a shady government agency that wants to gain access to her powers.

Michael Greyeyes, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley and Gloria Reuben also star.

The movie is directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) with a score by John Carpenter, who was once set to direct an adaptation of King's book back in the '80s.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

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.

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