'Locke & Key' Comic from 'Horns' Writer is Now Getting Film Trilogy?
Director Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) delivered a solid pilot for the TV series adaptation of Joe Hill's comic Locke & Key. However, Fox passed on the series despite having backing from Steven Spielberg and "Fringe" creators and popular screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (some fans saw it at Comic-Con, and it's probably made its way online by now too). However, the property from the son of Stephen King might have new life on the big screen. Latino Review has learned Universal is picking up the rights and are looking to turn it into a feature film trilogy with Kurtzman and Orci on board producing.
The official synopsis for Locke & Key says the comic tells the story of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. That's pretty vague, but with five volumes to its name, there's plenty of material for a feature film. Franky, I'm disappointed Locke & Key didn't get life on television, but if Universal actually gives it a chance (unlike At the Mountains of Madness), then it could be a good film trilogy. Maybe Romanek could direct this too?
Not familiar with Locke & Key, but I loved Horns. Joe Hill is a fantastic horror novelist, and I will look forward to anything with his name attached. Especially the Horns movie.
Craig on Nov 1, 2012
Wow! This is great news, but I would've prefer this to be an AMC or HBO series. Too much material to be covered in a trilogy. Well, I guess if each movie was 3hrs long then it could work. I'm excited for this project!!!
Nate on Nov 2, 2012
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