Firestarter Movie (2022):
Firestarter is an American science fiction horror thriller film directed by Keith Thomas, from a screenplay by Scott Teems. The film stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes, and Gloria Reuben.
Firestarter is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King and serving as a remake of the 1984 film adaptation. It is produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman under their Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Pictures banners, respectively, alongside BoulderLight Pictures and Angry Adam Pictures.
The film was released in the United States on May 13, 2022, by Universal Pictures simultaneously theatrically and through streaming on Peacock. The film received negative reviews from critics, with many deeming it to be inferior to the original 1984 film, and grossed $14 million worldwide against a $12 million budget.
Firestarter Movies Information:
|Box office||$14.9 million|
|Release date||May 13, 2022 (United States)|
|Running time||94 minutes|
|Directed by||Keith Thomas|
|Screenplay by||Scott Teems|
|Based on||Firestarter by Stephen King|
|Produced by||Jason Blum|
Ryan Kiera Armstrong
|Edited by||Tim Alverson|
|Music by||John Carpenter|
|Production companies||Blumhouse Productions|
Weed Road Pictures
Boulder Light Pictures
Angry Adam Productions
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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Firestarter Movie Storyline (Plot):
After being experimented on by a secret government entity called The Shop, Andy McGee develops psychic powers and meets the love of his life. Together they have a daughter with a power of her own and The Shop will stop at nothing to get them back.
Firestarter Movie Cast and Characters:
- Zac Efron as Andrew “Andy” McGee: Charlie’s telepathic father
- Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlene “Charlie” McGee: an 11-year-old troubled girl struggling with anger issues and mood swings mostly due to her pyrokinesis. She is the daughter of Andy and Vicky McGee.
- Sydney Lemmon as Victoria “Vicky” Tomlinson-McGee: Andy’s telekinetic wife and Charlie’s mother.
- Kurtwood Smith as Dr. Joseph Wanless
- John Beasley as Irv Manders
- Michael Greyeyes as John Rainbird: a bounty hunter assigned by DSI to track down Charlie.
- Gloria Reuben as Captain Jane Hollister: the leader of DSI and a gender-swapped version of James Hollister from the original film.