Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez’s Locke and Key isn’t just a great comic series. It’s a stunning piece of modern literature and art. And that’s why the idea of it in any other medium is at once exhilarating and terrifying.
The Hollywood Reporter is, em, reporting that Henry Poole is Here writer Albert Torres is set to write (he also worked on Ben 10 and the now forgotten Akira movie), Universal’s adaptation of the series with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen producing with Ted Adams, the CEO and publisher of IDW Publishing.
The series has won numerous prizes and has seen the writer and author celebrated for their work.
No release date or cast are known yet… although we believe that, if anything, this needs to be a series rather than a movie as the tale is sprawling and spans generations and will, frankly, be impossible to relay as a standalone movie.
“Locke & Key tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know (but they soon will) that a devious demon also wants the keys.”
On an interesting little side note, this is not the first time the story has been adapted for screen; Fox TV filmed a pilot a few years back but it never went beyond that. And, because I love you all, I’ve put the trailer below.
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