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Firestarter Remake Trailer & Poster Reignites The Stephen King Tale

February 9, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Firestarter Image Credit: Universal

Peacock and Universal are bringing a new take on Stephen King’s Firestarter to screens both big and small this May, and the first trailer and poster are online. Universal Pictures released the poster and trailer on Wednesday, and you can check them out below.

The trailer introduces our new Charlie, played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong, as she discovers her pyrokinetic powers and is kept safe by parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon). Of course, there are bad guys on their trail, but as the chase continues, Charlie starts to like her powers.

The film is directed by Keith Thomas and also stars Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, with Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben. Arriving on Peacock and in theaters on May 13th, it is described as follows:

For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction.

Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.


Image Credit: Universal

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