The newest adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter hits theaters and the Peacock streaming platform later this week on May 13. But simply because the e-book is being became a movie as an alternative of a sequence, as is the style nowadays, doesn’t essentially imply that there received’t be extra tales left to inform.
In a current chat with ComicBook.com, director Keith Thomas defined how he might maintain Firestarter going even after the sequence of occasions that unfold within the upcoming movie.
“I’m always down, I’m always down. I think we’ve got all sorts of ideas of where it could go. Obviously, Stephen King didn’t write a sequel. So all that would need to be explored, but I feel like we created a world in this, and some characters that I feel like their stories could definitely expand, expand and go on.”
Without spoiling something, the conclusion of the e-book does depart Charlie McGee’s story open-ended. And not for nothing, but when filmmakers have discovered a method to make 10 entire feature-length Children of the Corn movies based mostly on King’s quick story of the identical identify, then it looks as if a Firestarter sequel is hardly out of the query.
The official plot description for Firestarter is as follows:
For greater than a decade, mother and father Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon; Fear the Walking Dead, Succession) have been on the run, determined to cover their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong; American Horror Story: Double Feature, The Tomorrow War) from a shadowy federal company that desires to harness her unprecedented reward for creating hearth right into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie defuse her energy, which is triggered by anger or ache. But as Charlie turns 11, the hearth turns into more durable and more durable to regulate. After an incident reveals the household’s location, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes; Wild Indian, Rutherford Falls) is deployed to seek out the household and seize Charlie as soon as and for all. Charlie has different plans.
You can watch the trailer under: