Zac Efron’s newest film sees the “Excessive Faculty Musical” veteran graduating to the position of doting dad. The parenting challenges his character should face, nevertheless, aren’t for the faint of coronary heart.
The actor stars in a brand new adaptation of “Firestarter,” due in theaters and on Peacock Could 13. Based mostly on Stephen King’s 1980 horror novel, the movie follows Andy McKee (performed by Efron), a father who’s pressured into hiding after his daughter, Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), reveals the power to conjure hearth when she’s in misery.
Collectively, the daddy and daughter duo roam the U.S. as they try to evade seize by operatives from a sinister authorities company referred to as “The Store” looking for to harness Charlie’s superpowers as a weapon of mass destruction.
Catch the “Firestarter” trailer beneath.
King followers might recall that “Firestarter” was first tailored for the massive display in 1984. Critics scorched the film, with The Washington Publish calling it “a by-product embarrassment of a conception,” but it surely has since attained a cult following because of an 8-year-old Drew Barrymore’s indelible efficiency as Charlie.
Talking to Leisure Weekly, director Keith Thomas mentioned 2022’s “Firestarter” deviates from its supply materials however is “nonetheless very, very true to what I see because the core of that novel, the very emotional core.”
Producer Jason Blum agreed, noting that King was “very beneficiant together with his response and his feedback” after viewing the brand new adaptation.
“It’s one thing I’ve considered doing for a very long time and we lastly received the right combination of oldsters to make the film,” he informed EW. “I’m very pleased with it, I’m very excited for folks to see it.”