Locke & Key

Joe Hill is following in the steps of his father Stephen King, and making the transition to Hollywood. His book, Heart-Shaped Box is already being developed into a big screen thriller by director Neil Jordan over at Warner Bros, Mandalay Pictures has optioned his upcoming novel Horns. In February, it was rumored that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were developing a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel, Locke & Key, for Dreamworks. Turns out that it wasn’t actually a movie adaptation after all — but instead a television series.

Vulture has learned that Steven Spielberg is involved (via: DreamWorks Television), and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Hawaii Five-O, Fringe) are working with writer/executive producer Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds) on the project.  Kurtzman and Orci have a television deal with 20th Century Fox, so the series will likely end up on one of the Fox stations with Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks television banner producing.

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First Look: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Check out the first photo from the small screen Terminator pilot, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The photo above shows Lena Headey (300) as Sarah Connor and Thomas Dekker (Heroes) as John Conner. The television show takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and years before Terminator 3. The adapted series is written by War of the Worlds scribe Josh Friedman. The series is in line for a late 2007 air date.