Zac Efron Boards ‘Firestarter’ Reboot

Big news today from Universal, Blumhouse and Weed Road Productions as they have announced that Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Greatest Showman) has signed on to star in Firestarter.

The synopsis, which sounds similar to the 1984 film, is said to follow a young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is later abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.

The 1984 film was directed by Mark L. Lester and starred Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney and Louise Fletcher.

We announced back in April that a new director, Keith Thomas (The Vigil) took over the reins and will direct the film that is being adapted by writer Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify), who will also executive produce. 

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for the latest on Firestarter.

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

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