It feels like almost every single day, a new Stephen King property moves forward in Hollywood.
Yesterday, it was The Boogeyman.
A few weeks ago, it was the sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.
Now, the remake of Firestarter has taken a jump forward by landing acclaimed director Fatih Akin.
Variety reports Akin will helm the King remake for Universal and Blumhouse, with Scott Teems writing and Akiva Goldsman, who was originally attached to direct, producing.
Akin isn’t well-known in the mainstream, but his films, such as Soul Kitchen, Goodbye Berlin, and Golden Globe winner In the Fade, have garnered some attention on the festival circuit.