Over a year ago, the Fox network decided not to order a series adaptation of the haunted house comic “Locke & Key”.
The move was a surprise as a Mark Romanek-directed pilot starring Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl and Jesse McCartney was produced and scored praise from reviewers who saw it.
Now, Universal Pictures has acquired the property and have announced plans to turn it into a feature film trilogy.
Set in a small Massachusetts village, the story follows a mother and her three children who move into their family estate after her husband is murdered.
The vast estate has many areas only accessible by special keys, while a malevolent force within the house lures the husband’s killer to the town to finish off the rest of the family.
Joe Hill (“Horns”) created the comic which was originally going to be adapted by “Transformers” and “Star Trek” scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman into a single feature.
Orci and Kurtzman then went on to executive produce the failed pilot, and are now back to pen the screenplays for this potential trilogy.
Source: Latino Review