Zac Efron Starring in ‘Firestarter’ Reboot From Blumhouse, Universal

Zac Efron will star in “Firestarter,” a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel.The film centers on a young girl who develops pyrokinetic powers and the ability to see the future.

She is abducted by a mysterious government agency that plans to weaponize her superhuman skills.

The film is backed by Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions.Efron, who first came to fame in the rosy “High School Musical” franchise, has shown his darker side in certain projects, playing Ted Bundy in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” This feels in that vein.

Efron’s other credits include “Neighbors,” “The Greatest Showman” and “The Paperboy.” He will next be seen in a remake of “Three Men and a Baby,” which feels very far removed from all things Ted Bundy and Stephen King.King is a horror and fantasy giant, whose list of bestsellers include “It,” “The Shining,

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