The Talisman: Spielberg & Duffer Bros. Adapting Stephen King’s Novel Right into a Series
Stephen Peter and King Straub’s fantasy horror novel The Talisman has been adapted right into a series with Oscar winner Steven Spielberg ( Saving Private Ryan , Schindler’s List , Jaws ) teaming up with the Emmy-nominated Duffer Brothers ( Stranger Things ) to finally make the project possible, based on the Hollywood Reporter. Mark and Ross Duffer will executive produce the series adaptation that’s being made by Netflix in colaboration with Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Paramount Television.
Spielberg acquired the screen rights to The Talisman 2 yrs prior to the book was published in 1984. The filmmaker has spent over 35 years wanting to obtain the whole story adapted right into a movie. Now, the tale of young Jack Sawyer is going to the tiny screen.
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The Talisman follows a 12-year old boy named Jack Sawyer who cause on an epic road-trip quest to conserve his dying mother’s life. He could be searching for the Talisman, a robust relic that may not merely heal his mother but, as he learns, save the global world. Sawyer’s journey crisscrosses two realities: the America we realize and its own dangerous, fantasy-world twin, The Territories.
Emmy nominee Curtis Gwinn will become writer and showrunner for the project. Gwinn worked as a writer and executive producer on the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things series for Netflix. His credits include Narcos also, The Leftovers , and The Walking Dead .
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The Duffer Brothers shall executive produce through their Monkey Massacre Productions. Spielberg will executive produce via Amblin Television alongside partners Darryl Justin and Frank Falvey. King and Paramount Television will executive produce also. Todd Cohen shall oversee the day-to-day development of the series for Amblin, alongside Spielberg, Frank, and Falvey.
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King wrote a follow-up novel, Black House , in 2001, which follows a now-adult Jack as a retired LA homicide detective attempting to solve a number of murders in a little Wisconsin town.
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