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

King wrote the 1984 novel with author Peter Straub

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The director of New Mutants and The Fault in Our Stars is immersing himself in the world of Stephen King.

It seems like The New Mutants director Josh Boone has been attached to every Stephen King project now in development.

While he's usually found directing movies, Boone is now only attached to write this one, though we'd imagine there is the option for more. "The Talisman" is a 1984 fantasy novel that King co-wrote with Peter Straub.

Amblin had initially been developing the project as a TV show, but has since made a decision to turn it into a film.

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The story revolves around a young boy named Jack Sawyer who travels from New Hampshire to California to save his mother who is dying of cancer.

Frank Marshall is producing the project with Michael Wright serving as executive producer for Amblin Entertainment.

The film follows a boy who travels to a parallel universe called the Territories to search for a powerful talisman and save his mother's life. Boone's "X-Men" spinoff "New Mutants" is set to release on April 13 next year.

This won't be Boone's first runaround with King, as he was previously working on a film based on The Stand. The film is now slated to hit theaters on April 13, 2018.

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