I swear I’ve written this article before.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to IDW’s Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are set to produce via their K/O Paper Products label along with IDW’s Ted Adams. This is the same team behind the ill-fated television pilot under DreamWorks targeted for Fox Television (read my thoughts on the pilot script here and NYCC 2011 pilot screening here).
Though television still feels like a better fit to explore the deep mythology of Hill and Rodriguez’s series, I’m not exactly kicking a film adaptation to the corner. I’m stoked. It’s also helpful that the comic book series is coming to its natural conclusion, meaning there’ll be a complete blueprint for the filmmakers and we won’t have a Lemony Snicket on our hands.
More as it happens.
Just understand, Universal, my heart can only take so much.