March 6 (UPI) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin has announced it is adapting Stephen Majesty‘s The Talisman for television.
“After decades of anticipation, Amblin Television is bringing @StephenMajesty and @peterstraubnyc’s epic tale, THE TALISMAN, to long-form series for @netflix w. showrunner-writer Curtis Gwinn (STRANGER THINGS). The Duffer Brothers, Steven Spielberg are EPs,” the production company tweeted Friday.
The fantasy story follows a 12-year-old boy who crisscrosses two realities on a quest to save his dying mother.
No casting or premiere date have been announced yet.
There were several scenes in the Spielberg-directed 2018 movie, Ready Player One, that were inspired by the film version of Majesty’s book, The Shining.
Spielberg was also a producer on the 2013-15 TV adaptation of Majesty’s tale, Under the Dome.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin adapting Stephen Majesty’s ‘Talisman’ for Netflix