It’s been a long and winding road to a proper adaptation of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, and there may yet be more disappointment in store. Reports indicate that Hulu has passed on a pilot from It director Andrés Muschietti, leaving it uncertain the series will find a home.
The latest stab at a Locke & Key TV series hit a snag losing Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, but progress rolls on with its first official star. The Conjuring 2 alum Frances O’Connor will lead the latest adaptation in a key (well, Locke) role.
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.
Maybe the fourth (or fifth…or sixth…) time’s a charm for Joe Hill’s Locke & Key. The author’s acclaimed fantasy-horror graphic novel series has come absurdly close to making the leap from page to screen on more than one occasion, but that was back before streaming services began producing their own original content, giving a home to riskier, more ambitious projects — stuff like, say, Locke & Key, which is once again in development as a TV series, this time at Hulu with Carlton Cuse (LOST) serving as showrunner and producing alongside Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange), who will also direct several episodes of the first season.
He may not be as prolific as his father yet, but Stephen King’s son / fellow author Joe Hill is slowly getting there with a confident library including titles like Locke & Key, Horns and NOS4A2. Hill’s works are similarly ripe for adaptation, and further cementing his increasing popularity is Fox’s recent acquisition of the rights to his forthcoming novel, The Fireman, with Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier on on board to helm the adaptation.
Just when you started to worry that TV would never come up with another original property, what's one more reboot for the pile? More exciting than 'Murder, She Wrote,' it's George Romero's classic horror serial 'Tales from the Darkside' on deck for the reboot treatment at The CW, courtesy of Stephen King's progeny Joe Hill, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci!
We have a lot -- a lot -- of genre reports for you today, not including Guillermo del Toro's epic new project said to be a supernatural version of 'The Avengers.' In addition, there are reported updates on the adaptation of Joe Hill's 'Locke and Key' and JJ Abrams' latest monster acquisition.