Roberto Orci Confirms Locke & Key Feature Trilogy Is In The Works
Fans of the IDW comic book series Locke & Key were likely disappointed when the TV adaptation for the story didn't go to series. But there appear to be good things on the horizon for the series, as it's been reported that Universal is looking to make the adaptation happen on the big screen, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on board to write and produce.
Written by Joe Hill (author of Horns and son of Stephen King) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key is set in Keyhouse, a mansion in New England, "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…" It was adapted for a TV pilot by 20th Century Fox, but not picked up for a series. The pilot was eventually screened at Comic Con in San Diego last summer.
According to Latino Review, Universal is looking to turn the story into a feature trilogy, with Kurtzman and Orci set to write and produce. While Hill wouldn't (or "can't") comment with confirmation of this news, Orci apparently could, offering a one-word response to a Tweeter desperate for confirmation:
So it seems we have confirmation, though there aren't many details beyond that just yet. Still, with talent like Orci and Kurtzman behind the project, there's definite cause to be optimistic. Meanwhile, Joe Hill fans also have Horns to look forward to. The feature adaptation for the writer's novel went into production this fall, with Daniel Radcliffe set to play the lead.
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