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October 12, 2017

‘New Mutants’ Director Tapped to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’ for the Big Screen

Josh Boone / Stephen King

Hollywood simply cannot get enough King. In the last couple months we’ve seen not one, not two, but four Stephen King books adapted into films: The Dark TowerItGerald’s Game and 1922. Showing no intention of slowing down, Amblin Entertainment is moving ahead with a film adaptation of The Talisman, a fantasy novel that King cowrote with Peter Straub in 1984.

According to Variety, Josh Boone (writer/director of the upcoming X-Men: The New Mutants) has been tapped to pen the script. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy who traverses a parallel universe to find a crystal that can cure his mother’s cancer. Boone is no stranger to King’s written works, he is also attached to adaptations of The Stand and Revival.

Boone previously directed the romantic dramas The Fault in Our Stars and Stuck in Love, not exactly indicators of what he could do with the likes of The Talisman. Once New Mutants hits theaters in April we should have a better idea of what he is capable in the fantasy and action department.

No word yet on a release date for The Talisman.

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