Zac Efron has joined the upcoming remake of author Stephen King's Firestarter.
Adapted from his 1980 novel of the same name, Firestarter was last brought to the big screen in the 1980s, with a young Drew Barrymore starring as Charlie McGee, a little girl with pyrokinetic powers and the ability to see the future.
For this new adaptation, it's currently unclear what role Efron will be playing, while other casting announcements are also yet to be made.
It's also unclear if there will be a role for Drew Barrymore in the reboot, perhaps playing Charlie's mum Victoria.
With no reason to think the story will be significantly changed, the synopsis for the 1984 film should tell us everything we need to know about this new adaptation.
It reads: "Charlie McGee is a happy, healthy 8-year-old little girl. Normal in every way but one. She has the power to set objects afire with just one glance. It's a power she does not want. It's a power she can't control. And, each night, Charlie prays to be just like every other child.
"But there are those who will do everything in their power to find her, control her... or destroy her. Charlie McGee is Stephen King's Firestarter. Will she have the power... to survive?"
Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman, who previously worked together on the Paranormal Activity franchise, will produce the film. Keith Thomas is set to direct, while Halloween Kills writer Scott Teems is adapting the script.
A release date for Firestarter has not yet been confirmed.
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