'Firestarter' Interviews With Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong & Keith Thomas

Firestarter stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and director Keith Thomas discuss their new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel in this interview with CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg. They discuss moving away from the original 1984 adaptation, working with practical fire effects, the legend John Carpenter and his original score for the film, and more.

Video Chapters

  • 00:00 - Intro 
  • 00:28 - 1984’s ‘Firestarter’ vs 2022 ‘Firestarter’ 
  • 02:26 - Working With Actual Fire On Set 
  • 03:53 - Making Changes To The Characters’ Powers For The Movie 
  • 05:27 - Working With John Carpenter On The Movie’s Score 
  • 06:59 - Pennywise vs Charlie, According to Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

Eric Eisenberg is the Assistant Managing Editor at CinemaBlend. After graduating Boston University and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he took a part-time job as a staff writer for CinemaBlend, and after six months was offered the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and take on a newly created West Coast Editor position. Over a decade later, he's continuing to advance his interests and expertise. In addition to conducting filmmaker interviews and contributing to the news and feature content of the site, Eric also oversees the Movie Reviews section, writes the the weekend box office report (published Sundays), and is the site's resident Stephen King expert. He has two King-related columns.