A pilot for a TV series based on Joe Hill's atmospheric Locke and Key graphic novel was one of the best shopped around in the 2010-11 season. And yet the quirky story of a group of kids exploring a mysterious, mystical house sadly failed to get a pickup. But the story may not end there.
You see, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-O, Amazing Spider-Man 2) were among the original producers, and a report from Latino Review says they may have film studio Universal interested in turning the concept into a trilogy of films.
If any duo has amassed the clout to get a pet project off the ground, it'd be Kurtzman and Orci. They're two of the hottest names out there right now, and it's good to hear they might make Locke and Key a priority.
For some context, here's the official description of the graphic novel:
Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill(Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder:Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork fromGabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf),Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...A trailer for the pilot episode was also produced, which gives a good feel for the vibe of how the story could translate to the small (and apparently big) screen:
Are you glad to hear this project might be getting a second life?