The Talisman Finally Getting an Adaptation, more than 30 years after Spielberg bought rights

By March 15, 2019 Adaptations, News

Almost a year ago we brought you the news that Stephen Spielberg was calling for an adaptation to Stephen King and Peter Straub’s collaboration The Talisman. In an interview last year Spielberg confessed that he has actually owned the rights to the novel since 1982 after reading it and falling in love with it, and now we finally have confirmation that an adaptation is indeed to be created.

Mike Barker, director of Outlander and The Handmaid’s Tale has been hired for the project, to tell the story of a young boy named Jack Sawyer and his quest through a monstrous dimension to find the mystical title object that might cure his dying mother, and even save two worlds in the process.

Early indications are that the adaptation will be a movie, and Amblin and the Kennedy/Marshall Company will be producing. The pair have been involved in the project with Spielberg for decades and will be glad to see the project coming to fruition. Chris Sparling, writer of Buried will adapt the book to create the movie.

So after more than thirty years in the hands of Stephen Spielberg, many hiccups and holdups, Jack Sawyer’s story is finally coming to the big screen!

Watch this space for more news, but if you want to read the novel first, it’s a whopping 944 pages so you may want to get started soon!

8 New Political Novels Guaranteed to Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

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Politics has been fairly polarised in recent times and maybe it’s that that is giving authors so much inspiration for politically motivated novels. There have been some brilliant political reads published in the last couple of years, focusing on various political situations around the world. Today we’re putting together the best of them in one fantastic reading list for you!

All of these recommended reads are either fiction, or read like fiction and are published as novels. Some are already on the shelves, others available for pre-order for later this year.
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10 Brilliant New Crime and Suspense Novels Out in June 2019

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Crime and suspense remains the favourite genre of many and if you do love this genre, then we can recommend some brilliant, and thrilling reads that are about to be released! All of these books are guaranteed to have you on the edge of your set and they are all released in June, letting you get ahead a little on your TBR!

We have suspense and page-turners galore, debut novels and favourite authors. Here they are, the best crime and suspense novels out this June!

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David Cameron’s Memoir to be Published in September

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He’ll be forever remembered as the politician who started the farce that has become Brexit, but for a long time before that he was the successful leader of the Conservative party in the UK. Now, he’s written a memoir, For The Record and it will be published later this year by HarperCollins with all profits going to charity.

The former Prime Minister’s memoir will be published on Thursday, 19th September, ten days before the Conservative Party Conference and a month before the new Brexit date.
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Michael Wolff Pens Explosive Fire and Fury Sequel

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It’s a little over a year since Michael Wolff released Fire and Fury, a look at Trump’s presidency after Wolff got exclusive access to the White House. The book was released early under a furore of controversy and a cease and desist notice and went on to become one of the best selling books of 2018.

Now Wolff has announced a sequel, a look at Trump’s second year in power with Seige: Trump Under Fire to be released on June 4th of this year. The book will be published in the US by Henry Holt, and by Little, Brown in the UK.

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6 New Books With Muslim Protagonists to Read During Ramadan

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Around the world Muslims are marking Ramadan and so we thought we’d make some suggestions of some new books by Muslim authors that were released this year. We’ve featured books by Muslim authors previously but this time it’s a brand new selection, full of books released, or to be released in 2019.

We’ve tried to include a selection of genres, and we hope that you’ll find something here that you would like to add to your TBR.
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