Kurtzman & Orci's LOCKE & KEY Film Gets A New Screenwriter

Kurtzman & Orci's LOCKE & KEY Film Gets A New Screenwriter

Hard to believe but it has been several years since Fox tried to adapt the comic book Locke & Key into a television series. A pilot was shot but it never aired. Now, the Hollywood Reporter reports, Universal has hired a new screenwriter for the film project.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writing team behind J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Transformers films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, have set their sights on adapting the IDW Comic, Locke & Key, for the silver screen. Universal Pictures is the studio behind it, and IDW CEO Ted Adams will co-produce. Today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Albert Torres has been hired to write the screenplay. Torres has "a draft of Warners’ Akira and Silver Pictures’ Ben 10 as well as Hyde, an adaptation of a Dark Horse comic from Paramount and Skydance." The comic was created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Below, is a trailer from the fail Fox pilot.

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, 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... - idwpublishing
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Reasonnnn - 7/10/2014, 5:10 PM
let this die already
ItsATrap - 7/10/2014, 5:10 PM
One of the greatest comics I've read in a long time. If this gets done right, it's going to be awesome!
grif - 7/10/2014, 5:13 PM
a show and then a movie. a show and then a movie. it will never happen and no one will care.
JillyMcBeam - 7/10/2014, 5:14 PM
What grif said.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/10/2014, 5:37 PM
This'll never come to fruition...especially with Hacks like Kurtzman and Orci behind it. Still can't at him how Orci will direct Star Trek 3 an has no directing experience whatsoever. Not even a short film. His writing has hurt the series now his novice directing will
SuperCat - 7/10/2014, 6:05 PM
First time hearing about this project. Seems like it could be pretty good.
RammaJamma - 7/10/2014, 6:40 PM
Does anyone know when the theatrical release of Hill's Horns is happening? The book was awesome

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