It was a successful year for Horror author Stephen King. We saw adaptations of several of his titles; It, Gerald’s Game, Dark Tower, 1922 (upcoming), and a few more titles in the works. King is raking in the spooky dollars at the box office. It appears studio execs are pulling from the back catalog! Variety reports that novel The Talisman will be the latest of King’s works to be adapted for the big screen.
Fault in Our Stars and New Mutants director Josh Boone will pen the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Talisman for Amblin Entertainment. Currently just set to pen the script, there is a possibility he could wind up directing as well.
Still in early stages of development. We know Amblin Entertainment had initially planned the adaptation as a television series, but has since move towards a feature. The synopsis of the book, written by Stephen King and Peter Straub, is as follows;
Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer embarks on an epic quest–a walk from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the California coast–to find the talisman that will save his dying mother’s life. Jack’s journey takes him into the Territories, a parallel medieval universe, where most people from his own universe have analogs called “twinners.” The queen of the Territories, Jack’s mother’s twinner, is also dying.
Josh Boone has had an enduring relationship with Stephen King after being signed on to write/direct an adaptation of The Stand. Although that project was put on hold, the King tasked Boone with penning a screenplay adapting Revival, which is currently still in development.
Frank Marshall is producing The Talisman, with Michael Wright serving as executive producer.