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April 22, 2017

Hulu eyes Joe Hill’s ‘Locke & Key’ horror comic for new series

by John_A

After a few false starts, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s award-winning horror comic Locke & Key is getting another shot at coming to your screen. Hulu is producing an hour-long pilot adaptation with Lost’s Carlton Cuse executive producing and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson filming it.

I’m directing the @joe_hill TV pilot adaptation of his own amazing graphic novel for Hulu and producer @carletoncuse pic.twitter.com/7J6PzffSvk

— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 20, 2017

The comic follows three siblings of the Locke family returning to their ancestral home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, after their father is brutally murdered. There they explore a house with doors unlocked by magical keys that bestow powers…and a malevolent demon determined to steal them all for itself.

Cuse developed the pilot while Hill wrote its script. The son of horror icon Stephen King, Hill wrote several best-selling novels (Heart-Shaped Box, NOS4ATU, The Fireman) before embarking on Locke & Key with artist Rodriguez, which took home a couple British Fantasy Awards and an Eisner, comics’ Oscar-equivalent.

The first pass at a Locke & Key adaptation was six years ago, when Fox ultimately passed on a pilot backed by producer pair Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and starring Mirando Otto and Nick Stahl. Amazon’s audiobook service Audible adapted the series into a 13-hour radio drama in 2015 with its own impressive cast, but here’s hoping Hulu’s take is the small screen version the comic’s fans have been waiting for.

Via: The Verge

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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