Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction horror film based on Stephen King's 1980 novel of the same name.[4] The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known as the Shop which seeks to control her. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and stars David KeithDrew BarrymoreMartin Sheen and George C. Scott. The film was shot in and around WilmingtonChimney Rock, and Lake LureNorth Carolina.