Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer also known as Duffer Brothers, are teaming up with Netflix and Steven Spielberg to bring Stephen King’s The Talisman to the small screen.
Steven Spielberg had acquired the screen rights to the book all the way back in 1982, before it was even published. He had been trying to develop it into a film for over three decades.
However, the project is now set to be adapted into a Netflix series instead, with the Duffer Brothers on board as executive producers alongside Spielberg. They are best known for Stranger Things which became a huge hit on Netflix.
The Talisman tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a 12-year-old boy who sets off on an epic quest to save his mother, who is dying of cancer. He is in search of the Talisman, an ancient crystal that can not only heal his mother, but also save the world.
Jack’s journey sees him venture through two different realities: the America he already knows, and its more dangerous, fantasy-world alternative known as The Territories.
Further details about the series, including casting announcements, are yet to be made, as the project is still in the very early stages of development.
Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.