FIRESTARTER (2022) Preview of Stephen King sci-fi horror reboot

Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie in Firestarter (2022). Credit: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures

Firestarter is a 2022 American science fiction horror film about a young man who must protect his daughter after she develops pyrokinesis.

Directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) from a screenplay written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills; Rectify) based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name. Co-produced by Jason Blum, Akiva Goldsman and Jennifer Scudder Trent. Executive produced by Martha De Laurentiis

The movie stars Zac Efron, Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, Sydney Lemmon and Ryan Kiera Armstrong.


After being experimented on by a secret government entity called The Shop, Andy McGee (Zac Efron) develops psychic powers and meets the love of his life, Vicky (Sydney Lemmon). Together they have a daughter, Charlene “Charlie” McGee (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) with a power of her own and The Shop will stop at nothing to get them back…

Cast and characters:

Zac Efron … Andy McGee
Gloria Reuben TBC
Ryan Kiera Armstrong … Charlene “Charlie” McGee
Sydney Lemmon … Victoria “Vicky” McGee
Michael Greyeyes … Rainbird
Tina Jung … Ms Gardner
Lanette Ware … Principal Lewis
Neven Pajkic … Heavy
Gavin MacIver-Wright … Gavin
Shannon McDonough … Mrs Livesy
Danny Waugh … Sheriff Wendell Perry
Phi Huynh … IT Tech Guy
Isaac Murray … TBC

Filming locations:

Ontario and Toronto, Canada


Principal photography began on May 25th 2021 and wrapped on July 16th.


On April 27th 2017, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions announced a planned reboot of Firestarter, with Akiva Goldsman set to direct.

Firestarter has been rated ‘R’ by the MPA.


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