After nearly a decade of false starts and crushed dreams, the Locke & Key adaptation is finally coming to the small screen. The series has been reportedly picked up by Netflix, bringing the comic book adaptation’s eight years of development hell to an end.
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It’s beginning to feel as if the TV gods have a personal vendetta against Locke & Key, the troubled small screen adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s acclaimed horror comic series. The project has been kicking around Hollywood for nearly a decade, and while it was resurrected recently and appeared to be closer than ever to making it across the finish line, the project is searching for a new home once again. Below, you can read more about the Locke & Key TV show and how it’s still clinging to life. Read More »
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Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is coming to the small screen. IDW Entertainment, which published the Locke & Key comics, announced today that Hill will write and executive produce a new Locke and Key TV series. There’s no word yet on which network might air the show, although it seems likely to end up at a cable channel.
Oh, and if all of this sounds oddly familiar, that’s because this is the second attempt to get a Locke and Key TV series off the ground. The first one got as far as a pilot directed by Mark Romanek, but Fox opted not to move forward with it. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
The long-gestating Locke & Key adaptation is now taking another step forward. Albert Torres has just been hired to write the script, based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s hit comic book.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Bobby Cohen remain on board to produce the project, which has been in the works for the better part of a decade at this point. Hit the jump for the latest updates.
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Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key has had a bumpy road to the screen, but at least it hasn’t hit a dead end yet. The next stop on its journey is Universal, who have now optioned the comic book property to turn into a feature film. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci remain attached to produce, as they have for most of the project’s various incarnations. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Hopefully Locke & Key fans didn’t shut away their hopes of seeing the comic book series in live action, because a new door to that reality might have opened. A report from Latino Review states that after Fox passed on the pilot for the show based on the Joe Hill graphic novel, Universal entered the mix with an eye on making the property a feature film trilogy. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who are currently penning The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony, were producers on the show and will reportedly not only fill that role on the movie, but will write it as well. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Today has seen major developments for the TV version of the graphic novel Locke & Key. Earlier director Mark Romanek was revealed to be in talks to helm the pilot episode of the Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci-produced adaptation of Joe Hill‘s work. Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) serves as showrunner and pilot scriptwriter.
Now Miranda Otto has been tapped as one of the leads. She’ll play Nina Locke, who with her three children tries to rebuild a life in Lovecraft, MA. Keyhouse, their family home, is riddled with secrets and filled with keys that are being sought by a hate-filled creature. [Deadline]
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