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
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
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…
MTV should just change their cable name to “Movie Television” as it’s apparent they’ll never do anything music related ever again. Outside of the obvious complaint, the cabler has brought back “Beavis & Butt-head”, kicked off a successful run of “Death Valley” and impressed us with “My Super Psycho Sweet 16″. But none of that makes up for years of “Real World” and “Jersey Shore” — this does.
The series adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel’s graphic novel Locke & Key refuses to die. MTV has expressed interest, albeit it’s way too early to get excited. Read on for details on where we stand with this Fox pilot that died just before this past July’s Comic-Con.
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…
One of the favorite new comic books is Joe Hill’s (son of Stephen King) Locke & Key, which was picked up for series by Fox after the pilot episode was delivered by music video director mastermind Mark Romanek.
What’s the story? Based on the graphic novel by Hill, this suspenseful thriller follows a family in crisis as they move into a haunted house full of secrets, dangers and wondrous opportunities.
Below you’ll find a first look at the cast: Sarah Bolger (“The Tudors”), Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings), Jesse McCartney (“Greek”), Skylar Gaertner. Not pictured: Nick Stahl (“Carnivale”), Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”).
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.
Nick Stahl has a lot of momentum these day, and I’m not sure why. I wasn’t a fan of him in Terminator 3, Mirrors 2, Dead Awake or Sin City, but yet he’s been landing some pretty big roles. While he was recently added to the cast of 388 Arletta Avenue, Deadline is reporting he’s landed a lead role in Twentieth Century Fox’s Locke & Key pilot, the live-action adaptation of Joe Hill’s brilliant comic series directed by Mark Romanek. It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusettes. There, they are pestered by an evil entity named DODGE that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants. Stahl will play Rendell’s younger brother Duncan Locke, an art teacher, who lives nearby and frequently visits Nina and the kids and who strangely has few memories of his time growing up in Keyhouse.
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.
I apparently missed a pretty damn important piece of news during the initial announcement that the great Mark Romanek would be directing the pilot episode of Fox’s Locke & Key TV series. It has been revealed that Miranda Otto (War of the Worlds, Lord of the Rings) will be starring as Nina Locke, the drunk mother of Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who all 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. Josh Friedman penned the pilot. Casting is currently underway.
I was heartbroken when Mark Romanek left Universal’s The Wolfman. There’s nothing more spectacular when a unprecedented genius takes on the horror genre, and that was a stake in my heart. Once again I’ve got my hopes up as Deadline is reporting that Romanek will direct the pilot for Fox’s Locke & Key. Based on Joe Hill’s (Stephen King’s son) absolutely riveting comic, the story revolves around a trio of children who become the caretakers of Keyhouse, a mansion in New England that is full of secrets and magic. The kids discover doors that take them to different places, give them powers and even alter gender and skin color. Behind one door is a dangerously violent creature. Josh Friedman penned the pilot.
There is a little something for everybody this Wednesday’s new comic releases. Fall of Cthulhu for you Lovecraftian fans, Pigeons From Hell for you classic horror story fans, Locke & Key for you Son of Stephen King fans, and even Terminator Salvation for you robot apocalypse fans. And if you want to blow all your money you can just buy the Volume 2 of the Walking Dead Omnibus, all up to you. Hit the jump for the entire list…