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Written by Stephen King and Peter Straub and published in 1984, The Talisman is a fantasy-horror novel about a kid named Jack Sawyer who ends up in an alternate universe called the Territories.

BOOK SYNOPSIS: Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, sets out from Arcadia Beach, New Hampshire in a bid to save his mother, who is dying from cancer, by finding a crystal called "the Talisman." Jack's journey takes him simultaneously through the American heartland and "the Territories," a strange fantasy land which is set in a universe ...

The Talisman was nominated for both the Locus and World Fantasy Awards in 1985

Steven Spielberg has been trying to adapt Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s fantasy-horror novel The Talisman since before it was even published. Now, all these years later and after many false starts, it looks like it’s finally happening

– with the help of Netflix. Spielberg’s Amblin Television will work with Paramount Television Studios and executive producers

the Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things) to bring The Talisman to Netflix, with Stranger Things writer Curtis Gwinn serving as showrunner. more info to follow!

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