Blumhouse has found their Firestarter with actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong who joins the previously announced Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) and Michael GreyEyes (True Detective).
The film is adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, first published in September of 1980. It follows the story of Charlie McGee, a powerfully gifted young girl who can start s and control fires with her mind. Her parents took part in an experiment run by a mysterious shadow organization called The Shop, and they too have developed gifts, though neither are as strong as their daughter.
The book was previously adapted into a film with a young Drew Barrymore in the role of Charlie McGee with David Keith in the role of her father, Andy, and George C. Scott as John Rainbird, a hired assassin who manipulates his way into Charlie’s trust after she and her dad are captured.
At the age of 11, Armstrong has already appeared in numerous projects including It: Chapter Two, Anne with an E, and the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow as well as The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt.
Filming has already begun on this new adaptation of Firestarter produced by Blumhouse under the direction of Keith Thomas (The Vigil) with a script by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills).
Stay tuned to iHorror for more news about this new adaptation as it becomes available!
FEATURED IMAGE: A first look at Ryan Keira Armstrong in the role of Charlie McGee in Firestarter. Photo Credit: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures