After the TV pilot for Joe Hill’s horror comic Locke & Key wasn’t picked up by Fox, the live-action future of the project seemed dead. But a report on i09, and a series of recent tweets by Hill and writer Roberto Orci (Star Trek), seem to point towards new life for the franchise on the big screen. Orci seemingly confirmed these rumors with this tweet:
— roberto orci (@boborci) November 3, 2012
Later, Hill, who is the son of Stephen King, added more fuel to the speculation fire when he tweeted this:
I don't think I can say anything about a possible LOCKE & KEY trilogy, but I think it's ok to retweet links: io9.com/5957862/robert…— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) November 5, 2012
Obviously nothing is confirmed yet, but these cryptic tweets seem to point to a potential Locke & Key movie trilogy being developed at an unknown studio. The comic series, which was published by IDW, has won numerous awards and became a cult hit of sorts since its debut in 2008, so there is an underground fanbase looking for this. For those of you who want to learn more about the book, here is IDW's synopsis of the original comic series:
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…! 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, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill has received the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award-2007, among his growing collection of critical accolades.
Hopefully we'll learn more about the fate of Locke & Key in the coming months.