"Locke & Key," the award-winning comic book series created by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, has had a complicated history with adaptation. In 2011 it was supposed to come to FOX, though a filmed pilot never aired. And now, it's been stuck for years in development as a movie trilogy.
But fans of the dark fantasy won't have to wait much longer to see their favorite book come to life. Or rather, hear it, as Audible Studios will be publishing the first graphic novel, adapted as an audio book with an all-star cast of nerd-friendly heroes.
MTV News can exclusively reveal that not only will the cast feature 50 voice actors, and an original score... It will also be narrated by Haley Joel Osment ("The Sixth Sense") and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), with special appearances by Hill, Rodriguez, Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") and Hill's own horror star father, Stephen King.
The audiobook will be free from October 5 to November 4, after which it'll become a paid product in the Audible store. But in case you can't take the wait, for those heading to San Diego Comic-Con at least, there's some good news: head to the IDW booth (#2743) on Thursday, July 9 from 12-1pm and Rodriguez will be signing a custom made, limited edition poster.
Which looks like this:
We wish we could tell you more -- and we will, as October approaches -- but for now, let's all prep our ears in anticipation. To preorder, head to audible.com/keyhouse!