Steven Spielberg, Duffer Brothers join forces for The Talisman adaptation
The book, which was penned by King and Peter Straub in 1984, will be turned into a series for Netflix
Veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg is collaborating with Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer for the adaptation of celebrating author Stephen King's The Talisman.
The book, which was penned by King and Peter Straub in 1984, will be turned into a series for Netflix. The streamer will produce the project in association with Spielberg's Amblin Television and Paramount Television Studios.
The Talisman tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a 12-year old boy who sets off on an epic road-trip quest to save the life of his dying mother. He is in search of the Talisman, a powerful relic that can not only heal his mother but, as he learns, save the world. Sawyer's journey crisscrosses two realities: the America we know and its dangerous, fantasy-world twin, The Territories.
The Walking Dead writer Curtis Gwinn will serve as writer and showrunner of the show.
The Duffer brothers, whose smash hit Netflix show Stranger Things is heavily inspired by King's work, will executive produce the series via their Monkey Massacre Productions, along with Spielberg, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey for Amblin TV. King also would serve as an executive producer, along with Paramount Television.