Joe Hill Says "Locke and Key" Films Off the Table, But A TV Series Is Possible Once More

Universal Pictures' big screen adaptation of the Eisner-winning "Locke and Key" is no longer in development, according to co-creator Joe Hill.

In a brief interview with Broke Horror Fan, Hill broke the news that the films -- a planned trilogy -- were no longer being developed by the studio. However, with IDW Publishing now developing its own television projects, Hill says the comic may yet come to life, albeit on the small screen.

A pilot episode for a previously planned television adaptation of "Locke and Key" was filmed by Fox in 2011. Though the pilot has been near-universally acclaimed by those who have seen it, Fox ultimately decided not to pick it up to go to series.

"Henry Poole is Here" screenwriter Albert Torres was developing Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez's comic series for film. Producer Alex Kurtzman was on the record as believing the comic had potential as a film franchise, saying Torres had come up with a "brilliant way to take the best of the first couple graphic novels and play out a complete first movie story with a lot of promise of future movies."

Check out the trailer for Fox's unaired pilot below, and stay tuned to CBR for more on "Locke and Key."

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