Difficult to put down, Locke & Key: Omega #2 continues to be a remarkable and touching family drama. If you didn’t think it were possible to feel more for he flawed Locke family, you will by the end of this issue. Hill and Rodriguez are making it hard to come to terms with the fact that these are the last issues of the “Locke & Key”. READ MORE
Locke & Key: Omega #1 builds up on the oddly touching family drama, while capturing the sinister elements of the story. The suspenseful pacing is one of the comic’s best strengths as readers become fully invested with the flawed and relatable Locke family. It’s hard to read without wanting to go through the fantastic doors of the Keyhouse mansion. READ MORE
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ Locke & Key, one of the most highly praised horror comics of all time, begins its end this week. “Locke & Key: Omega” will be the final adventure for the Locke family in Key House as Dodge has in his hands the one key to rule them all. The first issue drops on Wednesday, November 14th from IDW Publishing. READ MORE
Remember when FOX blew it by passing on the Locke & Key TV series? Well, apparently this is one adaptation that refuses to die. Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed comic book series looks like it may be adapted by Universal as a movie trilogy. Latino Review reports that producer duo, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are in talks with Universal to adapt the comic into a films series. Of course, nothing is set in stone, but this could be the first step toward a proper adaptation of “Locke & Key”.
Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has been an on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from the very start. Sadly, the end is coming for the Locke family as Joe Hill and partner in crime, Gabriel Rodriguez deliver the final Ω arc. Hill has expressed interest in continuing the series down the line, but promises that the Locke family chapter is closing. “Locke & Key: Ω” begins in November, and will conclude sometime this winter. “Locke & Key” is a contemporary horror masterpiece, and a book you need to be reading. READ MORE
Variety reveals that The Social Network and The Darkest Hour‘s Max Minghella (pictured) is in talks to join Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in the supernatural fantasy/thriller Horns.
Based on the novel by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Horns is being directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D). Horns has been adapted by Keith Bunin (In Treatment).
Per Variety, “Radcliffe will play Ig Perrish, who awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head. He soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the truth about his late girlfriend’s tragic murder.
Minghella is in negotiations to play Lee Tourneau, a compassionate public defender with a hidden dark side.”
Shooting is slated to begin this fall. Pic will be financed by Red Granite Pictures. Red Granite will co-produce the film with Mandalay Pictures. Producers are Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland, Mandalay Pictures president Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone. Joe Hill and Red Granite’s Joe Gatta are executive producers.
Following the “Clockworks” story arc for Joe Hill’s fabulous Locke & Key series, comes the concluding chapter for the Locke family with the 7-issue “Omega” arc. This sixth and final arc of the series will put a wrap on the six-year project from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. While it is the final book for the Locke family, Hill has expressed interest in continuing tales of the house set in the WWII era. “Omega” begins this November. READ MORE
If you’re not reading Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, you’re doing it wrong. “Locke & Key” is of the highest quality in terms of both writing and artwork, and it’s consistently breathtaking in its delivery. I have a hard time posting these previews due to my fear that I will see something I shouldn’t see yet. READ MORE
I don’t think anyone would dare disagree that Joe Hill’s Locke & Key is one of the best horror comics around. It’s full of mystery, drama, excitement, terror, fantasy, and adventure. Hill is able to communicate with an insane amount of emotion, making you feel every little detail, making you wish you could live in his world. This is one of the most important horror stories today, and it’s essential reading for anyone. Volume 4 of the paperback editions hits stores this week, make sure to pick one up if you haven’t read it already. READ MORE
It’s been a while since we had news on the Horns front. Back in March we reported that Shia Labeouf was attached to play the lead but that may have changed – there’s no mention of him on today’s announcement that Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes (Remake), and Piranha 3D) is taking the reigns on the adaptation of Joe Hill’s book.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Aja is coming on board to direct the project, about a 26-year-old man who wakes up with a massive hangover and discovers horns sprouting from his head. He becomes convinced that their existence is tied to the unsolved murder of his girlfriend. Scott Bunin wrote the script adaptation of the novel, which was published in February 2010. Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Peter Guber are producing. Hill, also the writer of the horror comic book series Locke & Key and the son of author Stephen King, is executive producing. Mandate is packaging the project and is in the middle of securing financing. The goal is to have Aja direct the movie in late spring or early summer 2012 before moving on to ‘Cobra’, a sci-fi pirate movie based on manga source material. ”
Either “The Beef” dropped out or they forgot to mention him. Sounds like an interesting project either way, but I wonder if Aja will ever get around to an original piece of material (i.e. not a remake, sequel or adaptation). READ MORE
Locke & Key is the kind of story that watches your toes dangle over the side of the bed, and contemplates when the best time to take a nibble is. The true fright might not set in as you read, but when the lights go out it’ll be there waiting just for you. Joe Hill doesn’t push a decaying thumb under your nose, instead he says it’s somewhere in your room. Jump into this series to escape into a world where keys and doors aren’t taken at face value. Read on for the skinny…
So you’re back for some COMICS TO FEAST ON? Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than focus on every major comic hitting the shelves I’ll narrow it down to ten books that stand out from the rest. Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. If we’ve left out anything important, let us know what you’re stoked for in the comments. Read on for the skinny…
With the success of Joe Hill’s (“HORNS”, “HEART SHAPED BOX”) “LOCKE & KEY” continuing to sky-rocket, it should come as no real surprise that this September publisher IDW will be releasing “THE GUIDE TO THE KNOWN KEYS”. The book will be a compendium of sorts for new and old fans alike to use as a reference to the series’ many keys, and if you scroll down you can get all the details and a look at the cover…
WRITTEN BY: Joe Hill
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Gabriel Rodriguez and more
COVERS BY: Gabriel Rodriguez.
“This special standalone issue features an expanded Guide to the Known Keys, an all-new Guide to Failed Keys, and a story of summer-night magic, set in Keyhouse’s unlikely past.”
“LOCKE & KEY: THE GUIDE TO THE KNOWN KEYS” Hits Shelves This September From IDW Publishing! (MSRP – $3.99)
Calling in the heavy hitters for Free Comic Book Day isn’t anything new for publishers, as companies like Marvel Comics and DC always come out of the gates swinging for the holiday. However, not to be left out, IDW Publishing will be calling in some big guns of their own as they offer readers a free issue of Joe Hill’s (“HORNS”, “HEART SHAPED BOX”) Eisner nominated, “LOCKE & KEY”. Inside you can check out a 5 page preview of the ish and get the full synopsis straight from the publisher. Read on for the skinny…
This July Joe Hill’s ubber popular “LOCKE AND KEY” will see the release of its next collected hardcover volume with “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”, continuing the adventures of the Locke family. In anticipation of the fourth collection in the series, inside you can check out a 23 page preview of the book before it hits shelves this July! Read on for the skinny…
Horror author Stephen King confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that he may pen an episode of AMC’s second season of “The Walking Dead”. Cool news, right? It gets even better…
King tells the mag that if the deal goes through he’ll be teaming with young writer Joe Hill, who is King’s son! Two evil geniuses collaborating on a Frank Darabont produced horror series? I don’t think the world can handle this kind of awesomeness…
Hill is the writer of “Horns,” being developed as a feature film starring Shia LaBeouf, and the extra badass “Locke & Key”, which is currently being filmed as a pilot presentation with director Mark Romanek behind the camera.
It has been a breakout year for author Joe Hill (“HORNS”, “HEART-SHAPED BOX”) as his ubber popular “LOCKE AND KEY” monthly from IDW will be shooting as a television series later this year, and the scribe looks to continue to build his empire with another storyline in the series this June entitled, “CLOCKWORKS”. Below you can get all the details and some advance cover artwork.
WRITTEN BY: Joe Hill
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Gabriel Rodriguez
“Colonel Adam Crais’s minutemen are literally trapped between a rock and a hard place; in the first days of the Revolutionary War, they find themselves hiding beneath 120 feet of New England stone, with a full regiment of redcoats waiting for them in the daylight… and a door into hell in the cavern below. The black door is open, and it’s up to a 16-year-old smith named Ben Locke to find a way to close it. The biggest mysteries of the Locke & Key series are resolved as Clockworks opens, not with a bang, but with the thunderous crash of English cannons.”
“LOCKE AND KEY: CLOCKWORKS” Issue #1 Drops This June From IDW Publishing! (MSRP-$3.99)
After an exhaustive search, actor-singer Jesse McCartney just landed the final role on Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key. He will play Ty, the eldest of the Locke children. It is a key role in the project as it is considered the male lead on the show, reports Deadline.
“Locke & Key,” from 20th TV, Kurtzman/Orci and DreamWorks TV, is based on Joe Hill’s comic. It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler (McCartney), Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode (Skylar Gaertner) who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants.
As Ty, McCartney will be able to show off his music talents. According to the character description, Ty was the closest with his dad and carries a special guilt for his father’s death. He isolates himself a bit by retreating into his music.
Genius Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot.
Now that “The Walking Dead” is rolling like a freight truck through AMC, my eyes are set on Fox’s Locke & Key, which next to “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher”, is one of my all-time favorite ongoing comics. Penned by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot presentation that has cast Miranda Otto as the mother and now Sarah Bolger (The Moth Diaries) will play her daughter Kinsey. The series will tell the story of Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals. I highly recommend reading. The art is beautiful.
With rumors circulating that Joe Hill’s (“HEARTSHAPED BOX”, “HORNS”) ever popular “LOCKE & KEY” monthly will be the next comic book series to see a small screen adaptation, the newest arc in the series (Issue #28 if you’re keeping track) continues to roll as issue #3 in “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM” drops TOMORROW. If you make the jump you can check out a 6 page preview of the issue and get all the details. Read on for the skinny!
Consistently one of the best stories month in and month out is Joe Hill’s (“HORNS”, “HEART SHAPED BOX”) “LOCKE AND KEY” which is one of the most highly praised stories in the genre. With “CROWN OF SHADOWS” on its way to a conclusion, publisher IDW has announced the next arc in the series to start up in August. Inside you can read the full synopsis and get a look at the ‘bloody’ good cover. Read on for the skinny. “After the murder of their father, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke relocate with their mother to the family estate of Keyhouse, located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Sam Lesser, one of the teens who murdered Mr. Locke, is in a juvenile detention center and, by gazing in water, communicates with a supernatural force that promises to free him. Bode Locke, the youngest of the family, uncovers The Ghost Door, which separates his spirit from his body.”
If you have been missing out on Joe Hill’s (“HEART SHAPED BOX”, “HORNS”) illustrated masterpiece “LOCKE & KEY” I feel very, very sorry for you. But for those of you that have been keeping up on the adventure you’ll be happy to know that despite a nasty little earthquake for artist Gabriel Rodriguez that threatened to stall the 5th issue in the “CROWN OF SHADOWS” arc, tomorrow will mark the release of the newest issue. So why not make the jump beyond the break to check out a 5 page unlettered preview? Read on for the skinny!
This looks to be a pretty big week for the King family as father Stephen looks to unleash the first issue of his hotly anticipated vampire western “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, and son Joe drops the fourth installment in his “LOCKE & KEY” monthly. The issue itself is very eagerly awaited by fans as it marks the first issue in which the Army of Living Shadows are allowed to run wild within the mansion. Beyond the break readers can find the first 5 pages of the issue before it drops Wednesday!
In celebration of the release of Joe Hill’s masterpiece, “HORNS”, we have a special look at the next installment of his ongoing comic series “LOCKE AND KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS”. Beyond the break you’ll find the first 6 pages of the issue as well as both the cover and the variant art!