There has been a lot of buzz around director Keith Thomas's upcoming horror film 'The Vigil,' about a man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity. It's been getting solid reviews as a debut from a promising new voice.
In an interview with Zavvi , Thomas has teased his next project; a remake of Stephen King's 'Firestarter.' The story follows Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore), who develops the ability to create fire with her mind after her parents are experimented upon. As she struggles to control her pyrokinetic powers, she's pursued by a sinister government agency known as the The Shop.
“When Jason [Blum] pitched it to me it was exciting, as that’s one of my favourite Stephen King novels, and whilst I really like the 1980’s film, I felt we could do something new,” Thomas told the site, adding that King himself has read the script and approved him as director.
He continued, “The screenplay is by Scott Teems who wrote the upcoming Halloween Kills, it’s an amazing script. It has everything you would want, people’s heads catching fire and their faces melting off, and a dad and daughter on the run trying to survive being chased in this heightened tense experience. We are hoping to film it this year, and it will be a lot of fun.”
Can't wait to see it. In the meantime, watch the trailer for 'The Vigil' below.