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Henry Poole is Here scribe to write Locke & Key adaptation for Universal

07.11.2014
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It's not clear if Universal and FOX have made a deal yet involving the rights to Locke & Key, but the project does now have a screenwriter. THR is reporting Albert Torres has been hired to write the Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci produced adaption of Joe Hill's comic book series.

Albert Torres wrote the screenplay for the 2008 dramedy HENRY POOLE IS HERE starring Luke Wilson, and also worked on a draft of AKIRA for Warner Bros. and BEN 10 for Silver Pictures.

Comic book synopsis from Amazon:

Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

Locke & Key is an absolutely brilliant and terrifying comic, and I have very high hopes for the adaptation. I still think it would work better as a television series, but as long as the movie is just as good as the comics, I'll be one very happy Locke & Key fan. Which director would you like to see behind the camera for the big screen version of Joe Hill's comic book series?

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Source: THR

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5:55PM on 07/11/2014

Yes.

All of the yes. Love the comic series. As far as directors go, I could see Ben Wheatley doing this very well post-High Rise. I'd also be interested to see what Jim Mickle could do with this coming off of We Are What We Are and Cold in July. If they want a bigger name in the director's chair, I'd go with Guillermo Del Torro (give it a Pan's Labyrinth and Devil's Backbone vibe), though I figure he'll be pretty damn busy with Pacific Rim 2.
All of the yes. Love the comic series. As far as directors go, I could see Ben Wheatley doing this very well post-High Rise. I'd also be interested to see what Jim Mickle could do with this coming off of We Are What We Are and Cold in July. If they want a bigger name in the director's chair, I'd go with Guillermo Del Torro (give it a Pan's Labyrinth and Devil's Backbone vibe), though I figure he'll be pretty damn busy with Pacific Rim 2.
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1:56PM on 07/11/2014

Henry Poole...

One of my favorites. Such an under-recognized little gem of a movie.
One of my favorites. Such an under-recognized little gem of a movie.
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10:57AM on 07/11/2014
So much of this movies success will be based on how well the script is adapted from the comic. If he gets the tone and wonder right this movie will be amazing.
So much of this movies success will be based on how well the script is adapted from the comic. If he gets the tone and wonder right this movie will be amazing.
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10:35AM on 07/11/2014
I really liked these comics. I hope they get this done and done right.
I really liked these comics. I hope they get this done and done right.
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10:16AM on 07/11/2014
Henry Poole is a very underrated film. One of my favorites.
Henry Poole is a very underrated film. One of my favorites.
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