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Firestarter Remake Coming from Blumhouse and Akiva Goldsman

28 April 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Stanley Film Festival kicked off at the Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon last night, with producer Jason Blum and director Akiva Goldsman debuting their new thriller Stephanie as the opening night screening. The producer and director also used the event to break some news, announcing that they are both collaborating on a new remake of Firestarter, the 1984 horror classic starring Drew Barrymore. Universal Pictures is also involved in the development, but it hasn't been said when production may begin.

Deadline reports that Scott Teems (Rectify) has come aboard to write the screenplay, with Akiva Goldsman set to direct and Jason Blum producing. Universal previously tried to put together a Firestarter reboot back in 2010, with the studio bringing on Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to write the screenplay, but that incarnation never moved forward. Martha de Laurentiis, who made her producing debut as an associate producer on the original movie, »

- MovieWeb

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Akiva Goldsman to direct Firestarter remake for Blumhouse

28 April 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Another Stephen King novel is getting the remake treatment with news that Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures are readying a new version of Firestarter (via The Daily Dead).

The original novel, published in 1981, was made into a feature film in 1984 by Mark Lester (Commando) and starred Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet, The Wedding Singer) in the lead role. Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Art Carney, David Kieth and Heather Locklear co-starred and grossed over $17million domestically.

For the remake, Blumhouse have secured Akiva Goldsman (A New York Winters Tale) to direct the film after recently helming Stephanie for the production company and which debuted this week at the Overlook Film Festival. Goldsman is an Academy Award Winning writer for his work on A Beautiful Mind and has also scribed a wide range of films including the upcoming The Dark Tower, Angels & Demons, Batman and Robin, and A Time To Kill. »

- Scott Davis

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review: Sequel Starring Chris Pratt and a Too-Cute Baby Groot Pumps Up the Volume, Action and Craziness

24 April 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Guardians of the Universe Vol. 2 is never less than explosively, even ornately inventive — Doctor Strange, by comparison, is a chaste classic of Shaker design — with the perhaps unavoidable trade-off that it’s not always as breezily, casually inventive as the 2014 Guardians, either. But the movie will make fans happy, very happy, and it will reduce everyone else to a mass of cooing, goo-goo-ing ninnies, all in the thrall of a character named Baby Groot.

Baby Groot, the (literal) offshoot of Vin Diesel’s stoic tree-thing from the first Guardians movie, looks like the Little Prince reincarnated as a whisk broom. »

- Tom Gliatto

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David Spade Gets Naya Rivera Out of the Pool, into a Very Sexy Dress (Photos)

21 April 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

David Spade and Naya Rivera ain't a one-off -- they were hanging again, this time on land, and everything about her outfit says he'll be back for more. The couple did dinner at Nobu in Malibu Thursday night. It's the first time we've seen them together since the shots of them snuggling in a pool a few weeks ago in Hawaii. Since then David's tried to blow off the relationship, telling us it's Nbd. However, »

- TMZ Staff

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Heather Locklear Says Chicks Dig David Spade for One Big Reason (Video)

19 April 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_sbes8ik9"]] Heather Locklear threw a little accidental shade at David Spade's new gf, but he can't possibly be pissed because she also dropped a huge advertisement ... for his junk! We got Heather at Lax and asked why Spade has an endless track record of scoring smoking hot chicks -- including Heather. She briefly fell under his spell back in 2006. Spade's secret is simple, according to Heather -- giant sense of humor and something else ... even bigger. »

- TMZ Staff

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Blu-ray Review: Firestarter Collector’s Edition

6 April 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With the glut of Stephen King novels adapted into movies during the early-to-mid 1980s, it became all too easy for certain films to fall through the cracks. It was even easier, in fact, when so many of those movies were high-profile productions made by A-list directors like Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, and John Carpenter. One can understand how a movie like Mark L. Lester’s Firestarter, an adaptation of King’s 1980 novel of the same name, wound up getting overlooked. I’m guilty of it myself, having seen the movie and promptly filed it with the other middle-of-the-pack Stephen King movies. Luckily, Scream Factory has a new Blu-ray that has me reconsidering my opinion and hopefully will allow other horror fans to rediscover a really cool film.

Drew Barrymore plays Charlene “Charlie” McGee, the young daughter of college professor Andy McGee (David Keith). When he was a student, Andy and »

- Patrick Bromley

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Naya Rivera Is Reportedly Dating David Spade

1 April 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It looks like Naya Rivera has a new man in her life. According to E! News, the former Glee star is dating David Spade. The 30-year-old actress and 52-year-old comedian have reportedly been trying to keep their new romance private, and a source close to them revealed they've been seeing each other "for a couple of weeks now." While their romance is fairly new, the pair was spotted packing on the Pda during a romantic vacation in Hawaii earlier this week. Naya famously filed for divorce from husband Ryan Dorsey back in November after two years of marriage and is a mom to 1-year-old son Josey. David has been previously linked to Pamela Anderson, Julie Bowen, and Heather Locklear and shares 8-year-old daughter Harper with former Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace. »

- Monica Sisavat

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

28 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

28 March 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for »

- Hanh Nguyen

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TVLine Items: MST3K Revival Trailer, Michael Bolton's on a Boat and More

22 March 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One week after announcing a premiere date, Netflix has released a teaser trailer for its revival of the beloved, Emmy-nominated Mystery Science Theater 3000 .

RelatedMST3K: Joel Hodgson Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Series

The new Satellite of Love cast includes Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as TV’s Son of TV’s Frank, Felicia Day (Supernatural) as Kinga Forrester and new test subject Jonah Ray (Fantasy Hospital). Check out the trailer:

The late-’80s/’90s sci-fi series was originally cancelled after 10 seasons, but creator and original host Joel Hodgson wasn’t ready to quit. Backed by one of »

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March 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Firestarter, The Love Witch, Z Nation Season 3

13 March 2017 9:03 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, I hope you guys have been saving your pennies, because there are a lot of great horror and sci-fi titles coming home on March 14th. Scream Factory is giving Firestarter the Collector’s Edition treatment this week, and both Drive-In Massacre and The Skull are being resurrected in HD as well.

If you missed them during their theatrical runs late last year, both The Love Witch and Paul Verhoeven’s award-winning thriller Elle are getting Blu-ray / DVD releases this Tuesday, and Demon Seed is making its way to Blu-ray as well (which I highly recommend watching if you haven't).

Other notable home entertainment titles for March 14th include Passengers, Z Nation Season 3, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, Stray Bullets, and The Man Who Could Cheat Death.

Drive-In Massacre (Severin Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

It was one of the few true slasher movies to pre-date Halloween and Friday The 13th, »

- Heather Wixson

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Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's Firestarter Scorches

13 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Directed by Mark L. Lester, the new Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Firestarter is hot stuff, indeed. Starring David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, and Drew Barrymore in one of her first roles, Firestarter is a Stephen King adaptation of Andy and Charlie McGee, a father and daughter on the run from the "men in black" of The Shop. As part of a clinical trail, Andy (David Keith) developed psychic and telekinetic powers. He also met his future wife (Heather Locklear) in that group, and they had little Charlie (Barrymore), who inherited Andy's skills, but who is a thousand times more powerful --- and dangerous. The government goons at The Shop have killed tortured Vicky to death in search of Charlie, and as a...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Contest: Win Firestarter Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

11 March 2017 10:39 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is channeling telekinetic, flammable powers with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Firestarter, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of the Stephen King adaptation to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Firestarter.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Firestarter Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on March 17th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older. Only one entry per entry method, »

- Derek Anderson

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Firestarter Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clip & Trailer

10 March 2017 2:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Shop is going to start making house calls on Tuesday, March 14th with Scream Factory's Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of the 1984 Stephen King adaptation Firestarter, and you can watch Charlene (Drew Barrymore) work her telekinetic magic in a high-def clip and trailer.

Firestarter Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "She has the power to set objects afire with just one glance!

Firestarter, based on the unforgettable best-seller by esteemed horror author Stephen King, chronicles the extraordinary life of Charlene "Charlie" McGee. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, "The Shop," which wants to control her… or destroy her? Filled with blazing special effects and featuring an all-star cast including Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney, Louise Fletcher and George C. Scott, Firestarter »

- Derek Anderson

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Heather Locklear Heads to Hawaii 2 Months After ‘Tying Up Some Loose Ends’ amid Rehab Reports

6 March 2017 3:52 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Heather Locklear is enjoying a restful and relaxing time in Hawaii.

Two months after reports surfaced that Locklear, 55, had entered rehab again, the former Melrose Place star hit the beach in Hawaii for a sun and sand-filled vacation.

On Friday, the actress shared a photo of her beautiful breakfast plate at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, which included pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon and orange juice and was adorned with a fresh-flowered lei.

“Aloha, good morning. @fshualalai,” Locklear captioned the photo.

A day later, the Golden Globe-nominated actress shared a picture of herself basking in the warm sunset and donning a bikini, »

- Natalie Stone

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Heather Locklear Looks Happy and Healthy in Hawaii After "Taking Steps to Enrich and Better" Her Life

6 March 2017 12:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

After Heather Locklear reportedly checked into rehab for the fifth time in nine years, it seems she is out and looking happy and healthy. The Melrose Place star, 55, donned her finest beachwear while lounging in Hawaii, taking a vacation with her daughter, Ava Sambora, whom she shares with ex Richie Sambora. She wore a light blue bikini, which she later covered up with a multi-colored romper. Locklear smiled as she and her daughter walked around the resort. Although Locklear didn't say that she had checked into rehab at the beginning of 2017, she did tell E! News that she was taking care of herself to make 2017 a great year. "I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life," »

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Too Close to Home: Should TLC Cancel or Make Season Three?

22 February 2017 10:14 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TLC, known for reality shows and docu-series, finally dipped a toe into the scripted end of the pool with Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home TV show. It follows a woman who, after a major political scandal, retreats to the small town and family she tried to leave behind.Too Close to Home stars Danielle Savre, Kelly Sullivan, Brock O’Hurn, Brad Benedict, and Brooke Anne Smith. Courtney Burrell, Azur-De, Nelson Estevez, Angela Rigsby, James Shanklin, Kd Aubert, and Crystle Stewart recur. Heather Locklear guest stars. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TLC's Too Close to Home Is the Worst Show I Can't Stop Watching

22 February 2017 9:36 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With its second season finale airing on Wednesday (TLC, 10/9c), Too Close to Home promises to answer many of fans’ lingering questions from the past seven weeks. But here’s a burning question I’d like answered: Why can’t I stop watching this show?!

RelatedToo Close to Home: Is Tyler Perry’s TLC Drama Crazy Enough to Work?

Frankly, the latest offering from the House of Tyler Perry is the creative equivalent of a train wreck making love to a dumpster fire, then slapping a man bun on top for good measure. And that wasn’t a »

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Exclusive: Heather Locklear Pokes Fun at Rumoured Past Substance Abuse Struggles On ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

21 February 2017 8:33 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Heather Locklear is moving on from her past rumoured struggles with substance abuse, and she’s doing it all with a sense of humour. The 55-year-old actress guest-starred on “Fresh Off the Boat” on Tuesday, poking fun at some of the headlines that have plagued her in recent years. Watch: Heather Locklear Tells the President to ‘Go […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Exclusive: Heather Locklear Pokes Fun at Rumored Past Substance Abuse Struggles on 'Fresh Off the Boat'

21 February 2017 5:21 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Heather Locklear is moving on from her past rumored struggles with substance abuse, and she's doing it all with a sense of humor.

The 55-year-old actress guest-starred on Fresh Off the Boat on Tuesday, poking fun at some of the headlines that have plagued her in recent years.

Watch: Heather Locklear Tells the President to 'Go to Hell' in 'Too Close to Home' Sneak Peek!

"I have fibromyalgia," Locklear's character says when she is accused of having a "prescription drug problem."

Locklear filmed the episode in December, a couple weeks before a tabloid report surfaced, claiming that she had suffered a breakdown and checked into rehab for the fifth time.

The former Melrose Place star never confirmed nor denied the reports, but gave Et this quote: "I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life. Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues, so I can hit »

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