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Firestarter remake

Discussion in 'Firestarter' started by Bev Vincent, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I just don't understand the whole "re-make train".....there's plenty of his work that's never gotten the Big Screen treatment, let's see some of that instead of covering old ground.....
     
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  3. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    This is one that could of course use a re-make possibly. I recently watched the original and its dated to say the least. Lets just hope it does not go the "Carrie" route with ten horrible re-makes / sequels. I think this story is an easy book to screen adaption and in the right hands could turn out cool. Only time will tell.
     
  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Well, the special effects will certainly be fantastic......I just hope that there's more dialogue between Charlie and her dad other than 'I love you, Daddy.' 'I love you, too, Charlie.' I hope they don't turn Charlie's character into a teenage sex kitten.
     
  5. S.R. Wittmann

    S.R. Wittmann Member

    It's the season for SK adaptations and remakes. The Dark Tower will be out soon as will the new IT. Then there's the Mist remake and now Firestarter. But truth be known, I'd give them all up for one more 600+ page journey into midworld with Roland and his Ka-Tet! Gawd...the Wind through the Keyhole was such a tease. It was great, but it ended way too fast.
     
  6. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    That would be a major mistake, and one that could easily be made by a studio to "attract a male audience". They better not ruin the innocence of the character by casting the poison ivy era equivalent Drew. I think the casting will reveal what path they choose.
     
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  7. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I'm happy to see new interest in adapting King's books and/or improving some of his older films. I'd really like to see Lisey's Story or Duma Key made.
     
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  8. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Does King own the rights to this one? Is he involved with the project at all? Thanks.
     
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  9. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    My vote for the actress to play Charlie........she can still dress like a vampire if she wants to....it really doesn't matter if she's killing Werewolves or setting people on fire with her mind, just as long as it's Kate....lol
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  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  11. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    That's the nicest way I've ever been told that...lol
     
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  12. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    I'm totally up for a Firestarter remake. I'm almost 3/4 of the way through the book right now. I keep picturing Ethan Hawke as a suitable Andy McGee. He's good about always having that somewhat bewildered demeanor (think of his part in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead). Not sure about who could play Charlie. I think there was alread another thread about who to cast as Rainbird and I love the Wes Studi idea - that's almost too perfect.
     
  13. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Zone, since this is a Blumhouse project, I'm wondering if the leads will be high-school age. Maybe the filmmakers will rearrange the book and have it start out in high school, and sort of like Carrie, the kid finds out she has these powers. Maybe her friends delve into the mystery -- through the Internet, etc. -- and find out about The Shop. This could also be done as a found-footage thing, as well (think Project Almanac, Chronicle).
     
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  14. S.R. Wittmann

    S.R. Wittmann Member

    I could see Duma Key as an movie adaptation. It has the right elements—an exotic location, lots of visuals (i.e. sunsets and pink houses), ghost ships, ghost children, paintings that come to life, monsters, and haunted houses. Yeah, I'd go to a theater to see it.
     
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  15. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile, The Talisman continues to languish in limbo.

    About the Firestarter remake:

    The Good - Blumhouse (they might want to do a rated-R film, but more than likely not)
    The Bad - Akiva Goldsman

    Funny enough, the whole father-daughter-on-the-run plot kind lends itself to a TV series structure.

    Also, as Doc Creed said, someone needs to get cracking on a Duma Key mini-series. With Bryan Cranston.
     
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  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I think the secret to all of these projects is a collaborative effort from writers and artists who aren't in it solely for profit. Sure, producers want to make a profit, but the bigger picture must be the integrity of the story. David Benioff (and that other guy I can't remember, lol), the writers of the Game of Thrones show, are first and foremost fans, then artistic collaborators, then businessmen. I think when the directors and writers are part of the fandom then the process (from conception to execution) flows naturally. The fire and soul of the project shows up on screen.
    I would love to see an HBO type series of The Talisman or The Stand.
     
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  17. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    You're right on the button there, my friend. I'm a third into reading American Gods, and the clips I've seen amazed me - they seem to have followed that book to the letter. The Talisman could easily be a cable series, as The Stand. Three seasons and done, story nicely wrapped up, leave on a high note. But you know what happens when you want a quick cash-grab to trade in on SK's name? You get The Dark Tower adaptation. Meh.
     
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  18. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    :clap::clap:
     
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