'Locke & Key' Movie Rights Picked Up by Universal
Locke & Key has become something of a modern comic book classic, but that success hasn't yet translated to the silver screen. The rights to an adaptation have been bounced around all over Hollywood, starting at Dimension in 2010, before being reworked as a Fox TV pilot. Unfortunately (and despite a great reception at Comic-Con), Fox decided it was too expensive to pursue, and the property has since been floating in limbo. Luckily, it now looks like Locke & Key has found a new home at Universal, where Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce a big screen adaptation.
THR broke the news, although details are scant on who is being considered as a potential writer or director.
The original graphic novel follows the story of three siblings who move back to their family home in Massachusetts after their father's death. There they discover magical keys that grant them special powers, but are forced to contest with a demonic force that wants to use the keys to unlock a gateway to hell.
The comic was an immediate hit, selling out of its first issue in a single day when it premiered in 2008. There's definitely a lot of fans looking forward to a movie adaptation, and with the comic finally settled at a studio, it sounds like the real work can finally begin.