“Fault in Our Stars” and “New Mutants” director Josh Boone will write Amblin Entertainment’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Talisman.” Although he’s currently just set to pen the script, there is a possibility he could eventually direct as well.
Frank Marshall is producing the film with Michael Wright exec producing.
Based on the best-selling novel, the movie follows a boy, who in order to save his mother from certain death, enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman.
Amblin had initially been developing the project as a TV show, but has since decided to turn it into a film.
Boone has had a long-standing relationship with the author after being tapped to write and direct an adaptation of “The Stand.” When that project was put on hold, the iconic writer tasked Boone with penning an adaptation of “Revival,” which is currently in development.
Hollywood has been busy with King adaptations with “Dark Tower” and “It,” which recently became the biggest horror film of all time, grossing $606 million worldwide. His TV work is also heating up, with Audience Network renewing “Mr. Mercedes” for Season 2 while Hulu is currently shooting “Castle Rock,” which Bad Robot is producing.
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Boone broke out as a helmer when he wrote and directed the box office hit “The Fault in Our Stars.” He recently helmed Fox’s “X-Men” spinoff “New Mutants” with Anya Taylor-Joy and also wrote “The Pretenders” from James Franco.
He is repped by CAA and attorney Greg Slewett of Bloom Hergott.