Netflix to Sign on Steven Spielberg for Stephen King Adaptation ‘The Talisman’
Netflix is getting to check in Spielberg and therefore the Duffer Brothers, creators of Stranger Things, to adapt Stephen King’s The Talisman — a fantasy epic that spans nearly 1,000 pages co-written by Peter Straub.
According to sources, the upcoming adaptation are going to be a series. Spielberg has owned the rights to an adaptation of the story for roughly 40 years, and therefore the acclaimed director is finally on the brink of bringing it to life. “Universal bought the book on behalf of me , so it wasn’t optioned. it had been an outright sale of the book. I’ve owned the book since ’82,” said Spielberg. “I’m just saying that it’s something that I’ve wanted to ascertain come to theaters for the last 35 years.”
King’s novel was published in 1984, telling the story of Jack Sawyer, a 12-year-old boy who embarks on an extended journey in search of a mythical Talisman. Sawyer hopes to use the powers of the Talisman to save lots of his dying mother.
Curtis Gwinn, executive producer and writer for Stranger Things, are going to be joining the project as showrunner and writer for the series, while King and Paramount Television are going to be executive producing the series.