Somethings just add up. And, boy does this news add up in an almost cosmically perfect sort of way. The Duffer Brothers, the creators of Stranger Things are going to team up with Steven Spielberg on the long awaited Stephen King and Peter Straub, The Talisman.
The series will be executive produced by The Duffer Brothers with Netflix, Paramount Television and Amblin Television producing the series. Curtis Gwinn who worked with the Duffer Brothers as a writer on Stranger Things will act as the showrunner for The Talisman.
The Talisman focuses on a 12-year old named Jack Sawyer who attempts to save his mother who is dying of cancer by searching for a crystal known as The Talisman. He does this by traveling through parallel dimensions. These are dimensions filled with dimensions filled with werewolves and Gunslingers. This of course ends up being a very big part of Kings other stories.
Steven Spielberg has been trying to get The Talisman off the ground for what seems like an eternity. Spielberg has owned the rights to the book before the book had even been finished. So, he has on more than one occasion tried to get the project off the ground in some form or another. Well, now with story telling through TV being what it is, Spielberg is finally giving a proper go and getting he series made. With the Stranger Things team involved the series is sure to be something really special.
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things was a series that was heavily influenced by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. To see the whole thing come back around and see these guys all work together must be like living out a very surreal dream.
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