I'll Fry You: Blumhouse's Firestarter Remake Aims for 2020 Shoot

It has been a tough time for movie fans. Theaters are closed and every movie you can even think of are delayed until who knows when? Every aspect of the business has been impacted by it. Like the rest of us, movie fans need some good news. And today, they get some. 

For a while we had heard nothing about Blumhouse's plans to redo Firestarter. We knew that they had plans and that they announced them after the success of Andy Muschetti's IT and a wave of Stephen King adaptations were announced. But we hadn't heard much after that announcement back in 2017. However, t seems as though we might see this new take on Firestarter sooner than later if writer Scott Teems has anything to say about it. 

In an interview with MovieWeb promoting his film The Quarry, Scott Teems gave an update on the status of the project: 

“I’m still the writer. We just got a new director named Keith Thomas and he made a great film called The Vigil coming up this year, and Universal and Blumhouse, they want to make Firestarter. It has always been an important project to them. I think we’re making active steps toward that happening this year. You know, the industry shut down notwithstanding, and that may change things, but right now, I’m really hopeful that it might happen this year.”

While Hollywood, like the rest of the world, is at a standstill, we can imagine that Blumhouse is actively developing projects to make for when this is all over and we can enjoy movies together again. Firestarter seems like one that we can't wait to see what they do with it.