Firestarter Will Technically Be The Third Movie Based On Stephen King’s Book
Stephen King’s career as an author has been tied to Hollywood pretty much from the beginning, as adaptations of his works have been getting made for almost as long as he’s been publishing books, and Firestarter is a part of that history. Director Mark L. Lester brought the story to the big screen four years after the novel was originally published, with Drew Barrymore, David Keith, and George C. Scott in the main roles. In 2002 a sequel was developed as a miniseries, titled Firestarter 2: Rekindled and starring Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, and Dennis Hopper. It probably goes without saying, but this new film will exist entirely separate from those productions (though the filmmakers are taking notes).