The fresh adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, “Firestarter” has officially wrapped up filming today in Toronto, Canada. The movie started filming on May 25 and took 50 days to complete production.
Starring Zac Efron as Andy McGee, the film is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name. The film also stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie, who is also the leading character, Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird, Sydney Lemmon as Vicky McGee, and Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot).
Zac Efron posted the news of production wrap on his social media accounts.
That’s a wrap on #firestarter movie! can’t wait for you guys to see this. @ryankarmstrong ❤️ @blumhouse pic.twitter.com/keZbKFCFhK— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) July 17, 2021
The film centers on Charlie, who develops pyrokinetic powers and the ability to see the future. Andy McGee gains psychic powers after being experimented on by a secret government agency called The Shop, he can control others to do and think what he wants, and he meets the love of his life, Vicky. Together they have a daughter Charlene "Charlie" McGee, with a power of her own and The Shop will stop at nothing to get them back.
Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”) has directed the film from a screenplay written by Scott Teems (“Halloween Kills”) based on the novel by Stephen King. The producers are Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman, who earlier worked together on the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. Scott Teems serves as executive producer alongside Martha De Laurentiis.
Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Angry Adam Productions, BoulderLight Pictures, and Weed Road Productions are the production companies behind this film.
The 1984 sci-fi horror film Firestarter grossed $17.1 million at the box office in 1984, from a budget of $12 million. Firestarter: Rekindled, a miniseries based on the film, was also broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002.
Stephen King's novel Firestarter is a science fiction-horror thriller that was first published in September 1980. Two excerpts from the novel were published in Omni in July and August 1980. In 1981, Kings' novel Firestarter received nominations for the Locus Poll Award, Best Novel in the British Fantasy Award, and the Balrog Award.
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