We're getting our first look at the new Firestarter remake.

A reboot of the 1984 film Firestarter is due in theaters May 13. The movie is derived from the 1980 Stephen King novel by the same name. The story is about a girl who develops the ability to start fires with her mind. She's abducted by a top secret government agency in an attempt to hardness her pyrokinesis powers to be used as a weapon.

Filming began back in May of 2021. Blumhouse produced the reworked adaptation. The production company shared a clip from the set of a stunt actor engulfed in flames, with the caption: "Walking into the first day of production like...." Tagged in the post is Zac Efron and Michael Greyeyes, who will star in the movie. Drew Barrymore stared in the original film as Charlene "Charlie" McGee.

News of the remake project was announced in 2017. The announcement was made at a very appropriate venue, the Overlook Film Festival, at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The exterior of Timberline Lodge was shot to be used as the Overlook Hotel in film adaptation of The Shining.

When the original film was released, a Bangor theater hosted the premier. In attendance was King and Barrymore. Barrymore would go on to star in another King film adaptation -- Cat's Eye

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