Add "TV series of "The Mist" are already headed our way.
The 1984 version of "Firestarter" starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who's abducted by the government because -- of course -- they want to use her as a weapon. It was the third film for Barrymore, who was nine when the movie opened. It got terrible reviews (it's got a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) so a remake could actually be better.
THR reports that Akiva Goldsman ("Winter's Tale") will direct for horror studio Blumhouse. Jason Blum announced the news at the Overlook Film Festival at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, OR, where Goldsman's latest film, "Stephanie," premiered. It stars Anna Torv ("Fringe") and Frank Grillo as parents who take in an orphaned girl with unworldly powers.
Goldsman's directorial resumé is slim, but he's also produced big movies including "Paranormal Activity" films, "I Am Legend," and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." He also wrote the scripts for the most recent "The Ring" sequel "Rings," and "I, Robot."
As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew Barrymore), begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop." Read More