We heard rumors back in November that writers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci were close to a deal to make a trilogy of films based on the comic book series LOCKE & KEY. Today, THR is reporting that Universal has optioned LOCKE & KEY, the acclaimed supernatural comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, to be developed into a feature film. Kurtzman and Orci will produce along with their partner Bobby Cohen at K/O Paper Products.
Locke & Key tells of three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts. They soon discover the house has magical keys that give the bearers a vast array of powers and abilities. However, a devious creature is also after the keys, forcing the family to make a stand against evil.
No word yet on whether or not the two will write the screenplay or if we can still expect the trilogy that was originally rumored but we'll be sure to keep you guys posted as things develop. It has been a long time coming for LOCKE & KEY as they've been trying to get this project off the ground for quite some time now, but at least we finally got some good news!
Ted Adams, the CEO and publisher of IDW Publishing, the company behind the comic, will also produce. Executive vp production Jon Mone and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal, while Ben Kim will handle development for K/O Paper Products.