TNT Has An Awful New Tagline, Oh, and a “Firestarter” Sequel

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Upon unveiling a new logo and tagline — “TNT Drama. Boom.” (is this a joke?) — the cabler on Wednesday morning announced a development slate that in part will help build “a dynamic portfolio of thrilling genre fare,” including a follow-up to Stephen King’s “Firestarter” novel, TVLine reports.

In the 1984 adaptation starring Drew Barrymore, a couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

The sequel will be titled “The Shop.”

This supernatural thriller “centers on the titular organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing The Shop to its knees, Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot, who reveals that The Shop is alive and badder than ever, unleashing terrifying new entities into the world. It’s now up to Talbot, Charlie and others like her to find The Shop and destroy it for good.

There you have it. BOOM.

  • HappyLittleTrees

    That is horrible. Boom.

  • Justin Corillo

    This sounds like a lame attempt at TNT trying to develop this into a possible series. Can’t be any worse than the SyFy channels ‘Firestarter Rekindled’.

  • Adam Clifton

    If they get Drew Barrymore back to play Charlie, I’ll be watching it. Otherwise, it’s not worth my time.

  • ThunderDragoon

    No! Stop giving Firestarter crappy made for TV movies! Give us a proper theatrical remake FFS.

  • bdwolfe312

    Didn’t we do this already like 12 years ago? “Firestarter 2: Rekindled”?

  • Werewolf

    Hope they don’t screw this one up like the last one.

  • brewers_rule

    It simply amazes me how much mileage Stephen King gets on his old work considering he hasn’t done much decent the last 20 or so years in writing worth seeing on screen. Didn’t they already make a sequel to Firestarter a while ago? It sounds like they’re trying to take a pyrokinetic angle & apply it to a Fringe or Nikita espionage story which is going to look moronic when it finally debuts.

  • marklola12 .

    The shop….they stole that from nikita