The Talisman is set to start shooting in August.

Posted: April 10, 2004, 23:17
The Talisman is set to start shooting in August. Here are some info from yesterday's LA Times:

AT LONG LAST: After 20 some years in development hell, Stephen King's "The Talisman" is finally set to start shooting in August. Now the search is on for the crucial lead character, a young boy named Jack who travels to a parallel universe known as the Territories to find the talisman that will save his dying mother.

Universal originally bought the rights to King's novel for Steven Spielberg, who first became enamored with the project in 1984. When Spielberg's interest in directing the project waned, it stayed in limbo for several years until he and producer Kathleen Kennedy resurrected "The Talisman" as a miniseries for ABC, but it stalled.

Now the third time seems to be the charm for "The Talisman." Spielberg's DreamWorks is producing the project. Vadim Perelman, who helmed the company's recent Ben Kingsley starrer "House of Sand and Fog" is on board to direct. The good thing about the length of time it's taken to bring the popular novel to life is that in the interim, King and co-writer Peter Straub wrote a best-selling follow-up to the first tome called "Black House," which will make a perfect big-screen sequel to "The Talisman."

Thanks to Bev Vincent.