Firestarter Remake Gets a Director – Fatih Akin

… And what an attachment it is. Fatih Akin (In The Fade, Head-On) is one helluva pedigree writer/director to jump aboard the Blumhouse produced remake of Stephen King’s novel that first appeared in cinemas in 1984.

Man, Stephen King properties are all over the cinema at the moment with It: Chapter 2, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep all heading our way in the next 2 years.

1984’s Firestarter starred then child starlet Drew Barrymore.

Synopsis (of the book): First, a man and a woman are subjects of a top-secret government experiment designed to produce extraordinary psychic powers.

Then, they are married and have a child. A daughter.

Early on the daughter shows signs of a wild and horrifying force growing within her. Desperately, her parents try to train her to keep that force in check, to “act normal.”

Now the government wants its brainchild back – for its own insane ends.