Firestarter lives on. TNT is saying, "Hey, forget that 2002 sequel Firestarter 2: Rekindled" by announcing today that it will forge ahead with its own follow-up entitled The Shop.
"Firestarter" is a Stephen King novel that was adapted for the big screen in 1984 by Mark Lester and it starred Drew Barrymore and David Keith as a father and daughter on the run from "The Shop" which wanted to harness their otherwordly abilities (he could control minds and she was a pyrokinetic). This paved the way for the aforementioned sequel in 2002 on the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy).
I thought I heard rumblings at one time that a film reboot was in development somewhere, but I could be wrong about that.
According to TV Line, The Shop…
Horror on TV lives on, folks! Here's my co-host William Bibbiani and I talking about the original film in our Kings of Horror series.