King’s ‘The Talisman’ Finally Getting A Film Adaptation

March 13, 2019

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For the past thirty years, Stephen King fans have been hearing rumors about an adaptation of The Talisman which King co-wrote with Peter Straub. Today Amblin announced that it’s finally happening. For real this time.


Mike Barker (The Handmaid’s Tale) will be in the director’s chair for the story about a young boy named Jack Sawyer and his quest through an alternate dimension filled with monsters to find the Talisman that can cure his dying mother.


Chris Sparling (Buried) is penning the adaptation that will be produced by Amblin and Kennedy/Marshall Company.


The Talisman joins the long list of King adaptations headed our way that includes Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, Mile 81 and CBS’ upcoming “The Stand” series and “Joyland.”

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