‘Locke and Key’ TV Pilot Resurrected as a Film Trilogy

Universal Pictures is picking up the discarded Fox series, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman writing the screenplay.
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‘Locke and Key’ TV Pilot Resurrected as a Film Trilogy

Locke and Key may become a film trilogy at Universal Last year, Fox passed on a series order for Locke & Key, despite heavy buzz for the pilot episode directed by Mark Romanek. Today, we have word that Universal Pictures has acquired the project for a feature film trilogy.

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who served as executive producers on the pilot, will write the screenplay, based on the comic book series created by Joe Hill (Horns). The story centers on three children who become caretakers of the Key House, a sprawling New England mansion. They discover that each door in the house gives them supernatural powers and alters their identity, although they do not realize that a dangerous monster lurks behind one of the doors.

Ironically, the project first started out as a feature adaptation before moving to the small screen. Back in February 2008, we reported that Dimensionn Films had acquired the comic book series. We also reported last September that MTV expressed interest in picking up the series, although a deal was never made.

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  • Kheliah-Johnson • 2 years ago

    They better not. I just read the first book and i really like and I dont need them to f*ck it up.

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    • dan1 • 3 years ago

      Yes please.

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      • justhim-sir • 3 years ago

        I'm glad that happen but for my hope for Y: the last man get a series going but on cable local network will be too restricted on the content it has in the story-lines showcase. Other than that I'm truly glad it will find its way on a screen.

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        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

          Sweet... I will be there!

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          • narrator • 3 years ago

            I'm game. The show had potential, so I feel this is better than letting the entire plot just rot. However, bring on a more fitting cast and a solid writer, director and cinematographer, because I can already imagine how haunting some of the scenes can be if properly written, lit, acted, etc.

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            • artkid04 • 3 years ago

              Bring on the film trilogy!!! and hopes for a better cast too

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