Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Universal and the De Laurentis Company are planning a remake of the 1984 film ‘Firestarter’.

Looking to create a more edgy main character and as a potential franchise for next year, ‘Vacancy’ writer Mark L. Smith is penning a new script. The original film starred a then nine year old Drew Barrymore. The cast also included George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, David Keith and Heather Locklear.