Albert Torres ("Henry Poole is Here") has been selected to pen the latest attempt to adapt Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning supernatural comic book series "Locke & Key" at Universal Pictures.
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.
Originally "Transformers" and "Star Trek" scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had planned to adapt the property into a single film. That collapsed, leading to a TV series adaptation. A Mark Romanek-directed pilot was produced but didn't get picked up to series.
Then in late 2012 came word that Orci and Kurtzman were planning to turn the property into a film trilogy at Universal. Torres, who has done work on several high profile tentpoles in development like the "Akira" remake, "Hyde" and "Ben 10," and is now taking over script work on this while Kurtzman, Orci and Bobby Cohen remain onboard as producers.
Source: Heat Vision