The remake of Stephen King’s “” now has a director: reports that German director has signed on.
Akin’s “” earned star a Best Actress award at Cannes and won a Best Foreign Film Golden Globe. Previously, Akin won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his 2004 film “ .”
Akiva Goldsman andof Blumhouse Productions will produce the new “Firestarter,” based on a script by Scott Teems (of TV shows “Rectify” and “Narcos”).
No cast has yet been announced: In the 1984 film,starred as the girl with pyrokinetic abilities. She’s abducted by a secret government agency, headed by villains played by and , who want to turn her into a weapon.
In other words, a lot like “Stranger Things” and Eleven, but with lots of fire instead of nose bleeds and Eggos.