It was announced back in June that Universal Studios is going forward with a feature film adaptation of IDW’s Locke & Key with Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci producing – the pair wrote the canceled TV pilot based on the series back in 2010. Speaking with Collider, Kurtzman says that a writer has been found for the feature film and that they’re keeping an eye toward the future. Hit the jump to find out what he said!
“We have locked down on a writer who really came up with a brilliant way to take the best of the first couple graphic novels and play out a complete first movie story with a lot of promise of future movies, which is really our goal… I believe in it so much, and I believe in Joe Hill. All I want is to make that movie. “
When asked if he could name the writer, Kurtzman declined but did say, “We’re very close, though. Hopefully, it will be out soon. We really loved it, too. But, it will live on as a movie now, and hopefully many.”
The comic series, created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, tells the story of the Locke family who travel to a place called Keyhouse, a New England mansion with fantastic keys that open up doors that give them incredible abilities. The building is also home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. The series is currently two issues away from the final issue, and we suggest you start catching up now!