More Stephen King is making its way to the big screen. Amblin Entertainment has tapped filmmaker Josh Boone to pen the adaptation of ‘The Talisman’ – the 1984 fantasy novel King co-wrote with Peter Straub.
‘The Talisman’ tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a young boy who must travel from New Hampshire to California to save his mother, who is dying of cancer. Along the way, he learns of an alternate universe known as The Territories, where “twinners” (alternate versions of people from our own world) live. Jack must travel through both the U.S. and the Territories to find an object known as the Talisman, which he believes will save his mother’s life.
Boone previously directed The Fault in Our Stars, and his next movie – X-Men spinoff New Mutants, is scheduled to hit the screens on April 13, 2018.