Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV are reteaming with TNT to exec produce a six-hour adaptation of Stephen King-Peter Straub adventure novel “The Talisman.”
Tentpole event has been greenlit for a summer 2008 debut.
Story follows a man’s perilous journey to find a mysterious talisman that holds the key to saving his mother’s life. His travels take him into a parallel universe in which he is forced to battle demonic forces.
Move breathes new life into the long-gestating project, which Spielberg has been trying to produce for a number of years. “Talisman” had been set up as a DreamWorks feature with Ed Zwick last attached to direct, but that effort was scrapped over budget and creative concerns. Prior to that, the project had been developed as a four-hour miniseries for ABC.