Fatih Akin to direct ‘Firestarter’ adaptation film

Vastavam web: German director Fatih Akin will direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s sci-fi thriller “Firestarter” for Universal Pictures.The novel, released in 1980, follows a young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.King’s novel was previously adapted into a film in 1984 and featured Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear and Martin Sheen in pivotal roles.