Hulu ‘Locke and Key’ Subs ‘It’ Director in for Scott Derrickson
Nobody panic, but the fifth or sixth iteration of a Locke & Key TV series has hit something of a snag. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson had to bow out of directing the Hulu project, but already has a replacement with significant It factor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, It and Mama director Andrés Muschietti will take over for Derrickson in adapting the Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) comic, as Derrickson had a scheduling conflict with TNT’s Snowpiercer. Hill will still write the hourlong pilot’s script, executive produced and showrun by LOST and Bates Motel alum Carlton Cuse.
For those unfamiliar, Locke & Key follows three siblings of the Locke family, who move into their ancestral Massachusetts mansion “Keyhouse” after the brutal murder of their father, discovering many a bizarre key and series of doors, along with a supernatural presence to the home. Following the failed FOX attempt, Universal also optioned the comic for film with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, until the rights lapsed.
We’ve still casting and production to go before any kind of formal premiere, but will Locke & Key be any worse off without Scott Derrickson?