To celebrate the start of filming on the remake of “Flames of Vengeance” (Firestarter), Blumhouse has released a new behind-the-scenes video from the production.
Enter the first day of production as…. #firestarter @jason_blum @ZacEfron @AkivaGoldsman @StephenKing @MichaelGreyeyes pic.twitter.com/bOtUWd4k56
– Blumhouse (@blumhouse) May 25, 2021
In an interview with THR, producer and co-writer Akiva Goldsman spoke about the project.
“’Flames of Vengeance’ is one of Stephen King’s last great novels that has become classics. There are things I will never forget about the original film, but there’s no denying that the plot has some significant differences from the original material.
He went on to explain that the script for the new film will be much more faithful to the novel released in 1981.
“We hired Scott Teems (‘The Quarry’) – who’s a really wonderful writer – and he’s working on an amazing story that’s much closer to the novel. “Flames of Vengeance” has always been one of Stephen’s most intimate and emotional horrors, and I think pyrokinesia is a really fascinating idea when it comes to expressing hidden feelings.
For those unfamiliar with the novel, the plot follows a girl who develops pyrokinetic skills and is kidnapped by a secret government agency who wants to study her and use her powers as a weapon for military purposes.
Zac Efron and Michael Greyeyes will star in the new version.
Directed by Keith Thomas, the remake continues without a premiere date.
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