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  Tags: Akiva Goldsman, based on book, Blumhouse Productions, Dino De Laurentiis Co., Fatih Akin, Firestarter, Mark L. Smith, psychic, psychics, pyrokinesis, pyrokinetic, REMAKES, Room 101, Scott Teems, Stephen King, SUPERNATURAL, thriller, Universal Pictures

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No official plot yet, but the original revolved around a young girl with the ability to control fire simply with her mind.


RELEASE DATE
2019/2020
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Universal Pictures
Blumhouse Productions
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Fatih Akin
WRITTEN BY
Scott Teems
Mark L. Smith (early draft)
Stephen King (novel)
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Akiva Goldsman (Winter's Tale) was previously set to direct.
  • Scott Teems (Sundance TV's Rectify) scripts. (4/30/17)
  • Universal Pictures hoped to go into production sometime in 2011, but that never happened.
  • Writer Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole) wrote an early draft of the script back in 2010.
  • One of the producers was quoted saying: "We see this as a unique, character-driven thriller with a supernatural edge, based on a timeless concept and enhanced by recent visual effects advances."
  • In the early stages of development, the studio reportedly wanted to turn the this into a franchise property.
  • Was once said to be loosely based on the original Stephen King book, but the "main character is to be reinvented with a little more edge."
  • This project has been in and out of development for over a decade.
  • A remake of the 1984 Stephen King film with the same name.
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