Spielberg Unlocking Locke & Key?

Joe Hill’s graphic novel might be on TV…

Spielberg Unlocking Locke & Key?

by James White |
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Graphic novel series Locke & Key already had a head start when it came to talent, since it featured writer Joe Hill, son of Stephen King (who has forged his own solid career without ever relying on his famous parentage) as its creator. Now it appears the parade of big names will continue with word that Stephen Spielberg is eyeing it as a likely production for his DreamWorks TV label.

Locke & Key follows three kids who discover a weird New England mansion that follows the same basic idea as Mr Benn – it is crammed with doors that transports its young keepers to other worlds and bestow special powers on them.

While Dimension originally grabbed the rights to turn it into both film and TV projects back in 2008, it now looks like there’ll be a deal between Spielberg, Star Trek writers/Fringe co-creators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and The Sarah Connor Chronicles executive producer Josh Friedman (who would handle the day-to-day running of the show).

There’s no US network on board yet, but given the creative talent on display so far, surely someone will want to grab this one…

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