The Talisman is finally happening on Netflix following a plan to bring it on screen from Steven Spielberg that has gone on for decades.
Spielberg secured the screen rights to the fantasy novel a long way back in 1982 before it even hit the shelves. In fact, he was striving to turn it into a movie for the last three decades.
However, the idea is now to adapt the book to a Netflix series with the Duffer Brothers teaming up as executive producers with Spielberg.
The Talisman reveals the story of Jack Sawyer, a 12-year-old kid who’s on an ambitious journey to rescue his mom who’s dying from cancer.
He’s seeking the Talisman, a sacred crystal that will not only cure his mother but also save the earth. Jack’s quest sees him travel into two contrasting realities: the America he is familiar with, and the more sinister, dystopian alternative called The Territories.
Curtis Gwinn, the executive producer of Stranger Things, will be scripting the series, while also operating as the showrunner.
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Further information on the show, including casting decisions, have yet to be released, with the venture still in the very early stages of production.
Like always, Spielberg has got an impossibly busy slate ahead of him for the next two years, although it was officially revealed that he would no longer be sitting on the director’s chair for Indiana Jones 5.