Firestarter Remake Has Been Given R Rating

The upcoming Firestarter remake edges closer, with the movie now receiving an official R rating from the MPA. Revealed courtesy of, the horror venture, which is a remake of the 1984 movie of the same name starring Drew Barrymore and based on the novel by seminal author Stephen King, has been given the rating thanks to “violent content.” While vague, it should at least assuage the fears of those fans concerned that the remake would shy away from the death and destruction caused by the pyrokinesis on display.

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