Josh Boone to adapt Stephen King's 'The Talisman'


But even though he just saw It become a monster success, Stephen King doesn't need the boost.

Variety reports that Josh Boone will write a movie adaptation of King's novel The Talisman for Amblin Entertainment.

Boone, while now only attached to the project as screenwriter, may very well end up set up to the directing plate once he finishes on Fox's The New Mutants.

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The story revolves around a young boy named Jack Sawyer who travels from New Hampshire to California to save his mother who is dying of cancer.

The Talisman is produced by Frank Marshall with Michael Wright exec producing. On his journey, he learns of an alternate universe called The Territories where twinners - parallel versions of people - live. The original plan was to adapt The Talisman into a television series but will now be developed into a film by Boone instead. Jack has to travel through both the US and the Territories to find an object known as the Talisman, which is believed to save his mother's life.

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. Boone has had a long working relationship with King. The film is now slated to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.