Great news, everybody! Someone in Hollywood has just found and used the Awesome News Key.
“Locke & Key,” writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s award-winning comic book from IDW Publishing, is finally getting a live-action adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen have teamed up with Universal to make the story of the Locke family and Keyhouse into a feature film.
It’s welcome news for fans of “Locke & Key” who thought any chance of seeing Tyler, Kinsey, Bode, Dodge and the rest come to life had died when Fox decided not to move forward on their planned television adaptation of the series. The “Locke & Key” TV pilot has screened for select audiences at conventions and made the rounds online as well, but never made it to air. Now, a new chapter in the “Locke & Key” adaptation process begins, and this Splash Page blogger is stoked.
If you’re not familiar with “Locke & Key,” first of all, you need to fix that. Second, here’s a primer. It tells the story of a widow and her three children who move to their late father’s ancestral home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It’s a mysterious manor called Keyhouse filled with equally mysterious keys that unlock equally mysterious things. It’s not frustratingly mysterious, either, as the story moves at a brisk enough clip that readers are rewarded with big-picture answers and fantastic character progression all throughout. To give you a milestone, if you’re not sold on “Locke & Key” after “Head Games,” then (a) it’s not for you and (b) you have no heart.
As of right now, “Locke & Key” is just a handful of issues away from finishing its epic run. There’s no better time than now to get in on the ground floor of one of the best comics produced in recent memory before it becomes even more of a pop-culture touchstone. So, stop reading this blog post, you, and start reading the book!
(Also, just putting this out there now: Maisie Williams for Kinsey Locke. Someone make this happen.)
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