Spielberg has spent 35 years trying to turn King and Peter Straub's 1984 fantasy novel The Talisman into a movie. He's held on to the screen rights since 1982, two years before the book was published. But now Spielberg will produce a TV series adaptation of the book with Matt and Ross Duffer, whose Stranger Things owes a debt to King. The Duffers will serve as showrunners. "Talisman tells of a 12-year old boy named Jack Sawyer who sets off on an epic road-trip quest in order to save his dying mother’s life," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "He is in search of the Talisman, a powerful relic that can not only heal his mother but, as he learns, save the world. Sawyer’s journey criss-crosses two realities: the America we know and its dangerous, fantasy-world twin, The Territories."