Every Stephen King adaptation currently in development

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From Blumhouse Productions, the studio responsible for every horror movie you’ve seen for the past six years comes the remake of the cult classic 1984 Stephen King horror film, Firestarter. The original film, that wasn’t received too well by critics and received a harsh review from King himself, stars a young Drew Barrymore as Charlie, a girl who can start fires (as the title suggests) using only her mind.

Does anyone ever think of what would have happened if Charlie and Carrie ever got the chance to team up? They would have gone full Game of Thrones on the world.

Despite a poor box office performance and poor critical reception, Firestarter somehow stuck around. It has a miniseries follow-up, Firestarter: Rekindled and Drew Barrymore reprised the character in a Saturday Night Live skit. It was only a matter of time before someone remade it and those someones’ are Fatih Akin and Jason Blum. Scott Teems is currently working on the script that Akin will direct, with the original director, Akiva Goldsman, producing.

Firestarter doesn’t have a release date yet.

From a Buick 8

I don’t know much about this book or even knew it existed until recently, but now that I know about it, I don’t think I’d be too far off in suggesting that King has a fear of evil cars. He was in a near fatal car accident in 1999 so he has a good reason to hold some fear for motor vehicles.

Personally, I think he should curb this fear by writing a book featuring both Christine and Buick 8 (maybe even the Station Wagon from “Mile 81”) without any people in it. The cars will communicate using only engine sounds and spend all day playing chicken with each other.

In 2005, director George Romero bought the rights to the novel with the intent on making a feature film, but complications demolished the project altogether. Now, a different adaptation is in development with William Brent Bell as both writer and director.