Over a year after Universal Pictures acquired the theatrical rights for Locke & Key, the studio has brought on Albert Torres to write the adapted screenplay.

Joe Hill (Horns) and Gabriel Rodriguez created the comic book series, which follows three siblings who move into their creepy ancestral home in Maine, after their father passes away. They come to learn that the house comes with a set of magical keys that gives the user mysterious, supernatural powers, before discovering that an evil demon also wants the keys.

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen will produce alongside Ted Adams, the CEO of IDW which publishes the comic book series. No production schedule was given. Locke & Key was previously adapted as a TV pilot for Fox, but it was never ordered to series.

Albert Torres wrote the 2008 drama Henry Poole Is Here. He also worked on a draft for Warner Bros.' Akira adaptation, and The Strange Case of Hyde for Paramount and Skydance.