Akiva Goldsman to Direct Firestarter Remake

Blumhouse is developing the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s classic Firestarter and Akiva Goldsman is on board to direct.

According to Deadline, Goldsman and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions shared the news during the Overlook Film Festival. Blum will produce, with Martha de Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 original, on board as executive producer. Rectify writer Scott Teems will pen the remake.

Drew Barrymore in the original 1984 film adaptation of Firestarter

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