Friday, March 5, 2021

Steven Spielberg and the Duffer Brothers to Adapt Stephen King's 'The Talisman' for Netflix

Netflix is today working on a series adaptation of the novel The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. The adaptation is being shepherded by Steven Spielberg (who has held the screen rights to the novel since its publication in 1982) and the Duffer Brothers.

The series follows 12-year-old boy, Jack Sawyer, who sets off on an epic road-trip quest in order to save his dying mother's life. He is in search of the Talisman, a powerful relic that can not only heal his mother but, as he learns, save the world. His journey criss-crosses two realities: the America we know and its dangerous, fantasy-world twin, The Territories.

Curtis Gwinn (Stranger Things) will write the adaptation and serve as showrunner. He will executive produce with Spielberg, King, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Paramount Television Studios, Amblin Television and Monkey Massacre Productions will produce.