Variety reports New Mutants and The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone is set to write the script for a feature film adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Talisman.
A director has yet to be attached but it’s possible Boone could also direct according to the trade.
King’s 1984 fantasy novel is the legendary authors 19th published book and was co-written by American novelist Peter Straub. The Talisman follows a boy who enters a parallel world in search of a powerful crystal known as the Talisman in hopes to save his mother who is dying from cancer.
Frank Marshall is producing the project with Michael Wright serving as executive producer for Amblin Entertainment. The original plan was to adapt The Talisman into a television series but will now be developed into a film by Boone instead.
Boone recently wrapped production on the X-Men spin-off film New Mutants which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga. The film is currently slated to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Boone’s feature film adaptation of King’s The Talisman as we learn it.
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