A potential adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s acclaimed horror comic Locke & Key shuffled from one Hollywood location to the next over the years. Eventually, the project ended up at Hulu. And then…Hulu passed on it. But all was not lost: Netflix decided to give the series a shot, and now, they’re making it official. The streaming service announced they have ordered 10 episodes of the Locke & Key series.
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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 »
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is getting a second chance at the small screen. Over five years ago, Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) directed a Locke & Key pilot for Fox, but they decided not to move forward with the series. Now, Hulu has ordered a Scott Derrickson-directed and Carlton Cuse-produced Locke & Key pilot.
Below, learn more about the potential Locke & Key television show.
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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 »
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Briefly: The last time we checked in with Locke & Key, the television comic book adaptation with a pilot directed by Mark Romanek, Fox had passed on the show’s pickup, and the project appeared destined to languish as a non-starter. A trailer appeared to give us a taste of what might have been, but that was it.
Now Deadline says that the head of MTV programming took a look at the show, and is reportedly interested. The site’s report is actually pretty speculative, as it basically boils down to “we think the guy watched and liked the pilot.” So it’s probably a stretch to generate any real hopes that MTV is going to pick up the show. Would the network bite on something that is this far outside its typical realm, especially given that the cast options have expired, which means that any version that got off the ground now might only partially resemble the pilot? (Sure, there’s the new Teen Wolf as an example of MTV offering something vaguely similar, but even that seems like a stretch.) But for those who really held out hope for the show this is a tiny outcropping on which to find a foothold. Let’s see if it leads anywhere.
Last year, Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) directed a television pilot based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s comic series Locke & Key. Miranda Otto and Nick Stahl led the cast about a small family that takes possession of a mansion that is full of secrets. Or full of secret doors, as it turns out.
Fox decided not to go with the show, leaving the pilot as one of many TV orphans. The show got a one-off screening last month at Comic Con, but showing the pilot to a few hundred people hardly counts as a public airing. Now we’ve got the closest anyone is likely to get to Locke & Key without resorting to piracy: a trailer for the show ended up online yesterday. See it below. Read More »