Skip to main content

Stephen King reveals why he prefers the Firestarter remake to the original

 A new Stephen King adaptation of Firestarter plays simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock. For those unaware, the story revolves around a father trying to protect his daughter, who can set her mind on fire, from government authorities. Like many of King's stories, the book that inspired the film features a child with powers.

The first film adaptation debuted in 1984 and starred a young Drew Barrymore as the talented Charlie. Critics and fans have drawn comparisons between the new version and the original 1984 film. Speaking to Vanity Fair, King explained why he thinks the remake is superior to the first adaptation.


Stephen King liked the dad to be more honest

King appreciated that the actor who plays the father in the remake was more honest than the one in the original. He explained:

“If you compare David Keith to Andy McGee [in the 1984 film] and Zac Efron [in the new Firestarter ], I think Efron wins the battle because he seems a lot smarter and he lies a lot less to the kid also. In the original Firestarter movie there's a lot of, 'Oh, Charlie, it's going to be okay.' There's nothing that makes me cringe like lying to a child. This character, this iteration of Andy McGee, doesn't do that. I think Zac Efron did a terrific job. It's a very grown-up part. And he succeeded. »

Unlike the first film, Efron's character does not lie to his child. King enjoyed the actor's performance very much. Additionally, the writer liked the casting of Michael Greyeyes for the character Rainbird. King said:

"I read the script ahead of time and I was like, okay, what they've done here is they've focused the story and made it a family story. And I love that. They kept the major beats from the story and thank God they found a real Native American to play John Rainbird. It was a step in the right direction. He's pretty good. There is a lot more authenticity in this performance. It is an inner and powerful performance.

Additionally, King noted that he was pleasantly surprised by Andy's use of powers to positive impact. King referred to a violent scene in the book that he would have liked to see in the film. He discussed:

"Sometimes movie people imagine things and you're like, 'I wish I had done that. In this film Andy becomes a sort of counselor trying to talk people out of their bad habits. And he does this by “pushing” them. There's a woman at the start who smokes, and he talks her out of it. It was a very good trick on his part. On the other hand, there was a scene in the book that isn't in the movie where he made a guy stick his hand in a trash can and light it up. It would have been awesome. »

There was a heartwarming aspect to Efron's character. He has helped other people who have faced bad situations in their lives. It was something King could appreciate.

Firestarter is playing in theaters and on Peacock now.

. . . . . . . . . . . . .


Popular posts from this blog

GTA V APK | GTA V Mobile | Download Android APK | GTA 5 APK 2020 - OBB File | GTA 5 Mobile on Android

  GTA V APK | GTA V Mobile | Download Android APK | GTA 5 APK 2020 - OBB File | GTA 5 Mobile on Android                                         DOWNLOAD NOW GTA 5 Download for Android - Outstanding amongst other Epic Games GTA 5 is accessible to download for nothing and exceptional version incorporates GTA On the web, just as the multiplayer gaming experience Criminal Endeavor Starter Pack. In this article, we have given the data on the most proficient method to download GTA 5 For nothing, GTA 5 Apk Download for Android, GTA 5 Free Download Connection.  GTA 5 Free Download  The top of the line rounds ever are GTA 5 or Fabulous Burglary Auto 5. It is additionally exceptionally regular among all age gatherings, in spite of the fact that it is carefully for players beyond 18 years old. Throughout recent decades, the Stupendous Burglary Auto arrangement has been near, and GTA 5 itself has age 7. After this achievement, the Epic Games Store invites GTA 5 ready and o

PES 2018 myClub Coins Generator Hack Pc And Mac

PES 2018 myClub Coins Generator Hack Pc And Mac   PC GENERATOR   MAC  GENERATOR      Today using such a PES 2018 amusement instructional exercise going to give you how you can Access PES 2018 myClub Coins Generator Hack to find the finish free myClub Coins on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam amusement. In the event that you like to acquire PES 2018 myClub Coins Free you could be in perfect place. So now you would conceivably ready to get to these myClub Coins Generator and create an absolutely free myClub Coins to give open PES 2018 diversion as well as your diversion commercial center. When you have the PES 2018 myClub Coins Hack generator your can in a position to produce free myClub Coins and after that utilization it with your Xbox Live, PlayStation store or Steam amusement store. Once your hack finish you'll fit the bill to give PES 2018 myClub Coins Free yourself amusement stage without the cost. We included number of myClub Coins all through the device it could

Fortnite V-Bucks | Redeem V-Bucks Gift Card | Online Generator

Fortnite V-Bucks | Redeem V-Bucks Gift Card | Online Generator  Friends, today we are going to talk about the game being published worldwide. The game, which has earned them a worldwide name, is making more than 100m people crazy. Due to its specialness and quality, this game has made its place among the game lovers around the world. Children or young people all go towards this game, but still, they are unable to play this game completely, which is in some stage free of this game. And further, if you want to enjoy the game, you will have to pay for the game. And in return gives you V-Bucks to play the game in which you can do anything in the game. Or if you need a gun in the game, you need a V-Bucks to take it. And you get that money so that you can take any stage or any gun. But today we are going to tell you how you can add V-Bucks to your game Fortnite for free. Yes, we are rightly talking about free V-Bucks, which you can easily get. When we get to know the issues