Filmmaker Josh Boone (“The Fault in Our Stars”) is seguing from one Stephen King adaptation to another.
Boone has been set to pen the big screen adaptation of the Stephen King and Peter Straub 1984 fantasy novel “The Talisman” for Amblin Entertainment. The project was originally planned as a TV series, but now is being reconceived as a feature which Frank Marshall will produce.
The novel follows a twelve-year-old boy who, in a bid to save his mother who is dying from cancer, sets out to find a crystal to save her. His journey takes him across the U.S. and into a strange mirror world called the Territories, and is taught how to ‘flip’ between the two worlds.
Boone was writing a film adaptation of King’s “The Stand,” but the project was put on hold and is now seemingly going the opposite way of “The Talisman” in that it looks to be becoming an event series at last report. Boone also penned an adaptation of King’s “Revival” which remains in development.
Boone recently completed filming “X-Men: The New Mutants” with post-production underway on that ahead of a 2018 release.