Josh Boone To Pen Stephen King's Adaptation Of 'The Talisman'

King wrote the 1984 novel with author Peter Straub

But even though he just saw It become a monster success, Stephen King doesn't need the boost. Fans have more to look forward to, however, as Variety has reported Amblin Entertainment has hired The Fault In Our Stars and X-Men: The New Mutants director Josh Boone to adapt the novel into a film.

The novel tells the story of Jack Sawyer, a young boy who must travel from New Hampshire to California to save his mother, who is dying of cancer. Frank Marshall will produce with Amblin Entertainment with Michael Wright executive producing. On his way, he gets to know about an alternate universe known as The Territories, where "twinners", parallel versions of people, live.

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Amblin initially made a decision to develop the project as a TV show, but later chose to turn it into a movie. The Dark Tower and It were released earlier this year and on the television side there is the upcoming Castle Rock series while Mr. Mercedes has been renewed for a second season. Although he's now just set to pen the script, there is a possibility he could eventually come on as a director as well.

This won't be Boone's first runaround with King, as he was previously working on a film based on The Stand.

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