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Blumhouse’s “Firestarter” Reboot Gets May Release Date

Perhaps you’ve forgotten, but we’re getting a reboot film of “Firestarter.” It’ll star Zac Efron, and newcomer Ryan Kiera Armstrong, as Andy and Charlie McGee respectively. Keith Thomas (“The Vigil“) is directing from a screenplay by Scott Teems (“Halloween Kills“). The film is obviously based on the original novel by Stephen King.

It was announced today by Blumhouse that “Firestarter” will have a same-day release, both theatrical and on NBC’s streaming service Peacock.

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

And perhaps the most exciting part of this reboot? The great John Carpenter will be composing the score, along with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, who worked with him on “Halloween.”

“Firestarter” is set to release on May 13th, 2022.

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