After setting fire to $13 million at the worldwide box office, released in theaters the same day it began streaming on Peacock, the new Firestarter is now headed to Blu-ray.
The Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will release on December 31, 2022, according to the Amazon listing. Why the long wait? Well, we’re thinking Universal is probably looking to get the most out of the film’s exclusive availability on Peacock. It’s just nice to see that we’re getting a physical media release at all, as that’s not always the case with streaming titles.
Collector’s Edition Special Features will include…
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- and More!
In Firestarter, “A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.”
Oh and by the way, the Firestarter score is composed by the legendary John Carpenter (Halloween, Christine, The Fog) and his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. This is especially cool considering Carpenter was originally going to direct the 1980s version of Firestarter, but ultimately departed the project!
Ryan Kiera Armstrong (IT Chapter Two, “American Horror Story”) is playing Charlie in the new Stephen King remake, and Sydney Lemmon will be playing Charlie’s mother.
Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked), Michael Greyeyes (Blood Quantum), and Gloria Reuben (Lincoln, “Mr. Robot”) also star in Firestarter. Efron is playing the father of Charlie.
The film also stars Kurtwood Smith (Amityville: The Awakening, Hitchcock) and John Beasley (The Purge: Anarchy, The Sum of All Fears).
Firestarter has been adapted by writer Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify). The new movie hails from Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions.
Jason Blum and Academy Award® winner Akiva Goldsman will produce. The late Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 adaptation of Firestarter starring a young Drew Barrymore, executive produces the brand new movie. Firestarter reunites Goldsman and Blum, who have previously collaborated on the Paranormal Activity franchise.