Strange things Brains the Duffer Brothers keep Netflix’s spooky vibe: pair spin Stephen King’s novel The Talisman in a series for the streamer, according to Hollywood journalist.
Co-written by King and Peter Straub and first published in 1984, The Talisman focuses on a 12-year-old boy named Jack Sawyer, who takes a road trip to find a special crystal in an effort to save his dying mother’s life. Steven Spielberg bought the rights to the film before it was even released, but never managed to get the story to the big screen; now he will be producing the Netflix series, along with the Duffer Brothers aka Matt and Ross Duffer.
Curtis Gwinn, who worked as a screenwriter and producer on Strange things with The walking dead and Leftovers, will write Netflix The Talisman and serve as a showrunner.
This is just Stephen King’s latest adaptation to TV screens, of course: Paramount + (formerly known as CBS All Access) recently unveiled a limited-edition version of The stall, with James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård; Hulu produced two seasons of stone castle, an anthology combining characters from all of King’s work; and a new approach Carrie is in preparation at FX.