Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
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.