Pulled out of adaptation purgatory last year by Universal, the comic book series Locke & Key is getting new life. Previously destined to be a TV show on FOX, but never making it past the pilot episode, the comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is coming to the big screen and a writer has been hired to help get it there.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Albert Torres (Henry Poole is Here) will write the adaptation of Locke & Key. Torres has stayed busy recently on other adaptation projects, having worked on feature film drafts for the long-in-development Akira and the feature film version of Ben 10, as well as an adaptation of a Dark Horse comic titled Hyde. A director has not yet been attached to the Locke & Key adaptation, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as this movie moves forward.

For those not familiar with the comic book series, it started in 2008 and follows Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke, who relocate with their mother to the family estate of Keyhouse after the murder of their father:

“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: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, 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…”

Source: THR
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