Fans of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 classic ‘The Talisman’ may want to sit up and take notice as Josh Boone (‘The Fault in Our Stars’) has just been tapped to pen the script for the upcoming feature film. Also involved in the adaptation will be Frank Marshall who is producing the film while Michael Wright is on board as an executive producer. No word as to who will be directing it at this time though as Boone has previously directed a few films including the upcoming take on the ‘New Mutants’ which is set in the X-Men universe, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see his name further attached down the line. Boone is also attached to write and direct another Stephen King adaptation with the cinematic take of ‘The Stand’.
There is no word as to which of these two projects we’ll see Boone tackle first.
In the novel, we follow the story of a young boy named Jack Sawyer. His mother is dying from cancer in California and he is traveling from New Hampshire to save her. On the journey, he learns of an alternate universe known as The Territories where you can find alternate versions of those who live in our world who are called twinners. His journey takes him across both landscapes as he searches for the Talisman which, to his understanding, will cure his mother.
Even though ‘Dark Tower‘ flopped at the box office, ‘It’ was a full on success and ‘Gerald’s Game’ has been receiving rave reviews over on Netflix showing that there is still life in the master of horror’s work. Not only that, but we’ve seen ‘Mr. Mercedes’ renewed for a second season with Hulu working on bringing out ‘Castle Rock’ in 2018.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter