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Steven Spielberg's Amblin adapting Stephen King's 'Talisman' for Netflix

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Steven Spielberg is adapting Stephen King's book, "The Talisman," for Netflix. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/2888b3743e62da77c07e93d51db0643e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Steven Spielberg is adapting Stephen King's book, "The Talisman," for Netflix. File Photo by Jason Szenes/UPI | License Photo

March 6 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Steven Spielberg's Amblin has announced it is adapting Stephen King's The Talisman for television.

"After decades of anticipation, Amblin Television is bringing @StephenKing and @peterstraubnyc's epic tale, THE TALISMAN, to long-form series for @netflix w. showrunner-writer Curtis Gwinn (STRANGER THINGS). The Duffer Brothers, Steven Spielberg are EPs," the production company tweeted Friday.

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The fantasy story follows a 12-year-old boy who crisscrosses two realities on a quest to save his dying mother.

No casting or premiere date have been announced yet.

There were several scenes in the Spielberg-directed 2018 movie, Ready Player One, that were inspired by the film version of King's book, The Shining.

Spielberg was also a producer on the 2013-15 TV adaptation of King's tale, Under the Dome.

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