Many comic books properties are no stranger to development hell, the condition of almost permanently being adapted to film or television. Or maybe being developed for film, then television, and then back to film. And on and on it goes until it sometimes it eventually makes it to air. So is this the time for the IDW comic Locke & Key? That remains to be seen, but what we do know now is that the comic has once again been picked up for development as a TV show, this time on the streaming site Hulu. And there are some not-so-insignificant names attached too. (more…)
Fantasy comic book series Locke and Key has won many awards for its six year series. The dark fantasy comic books have brought great acclaim to both writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Rights to television and film adaptions have been vied over and abandoned by a number of a companies since before the full series was finished. An audio book was released in 2012 and was just as highly praised as the original graphic novels, also winning a number of awards. In 2014, a film was even announced, though that had fallen through by late 2015. (more…)
We’re not rewinding very far here, to be honest, but the material we’re covering is required reading, boys and girls. Locke & Key began its run in 2008 with “Welcome to Lovecraft,” the first in a planned six arc story (we’re nearing the end now). Like its contemporary The Walking Dead, it quickly earned a reputation as a horror comic with more to offer than creepy art and a few choice scares. Written by Joe Hill (You might know him as the author of the novels Heart Shaped Box and Horns and the story collection 20th Century Ghosts; you might not know him as Stephen King’s kid. And before you ask, the answer is no. He’s not getting published because of who his Dad is. This guy has serious game.), it’s a series that’s at once whimsical and fantastically dark, funny and compellingly tragic. It’s a family saga, a haunted house story, a monster-movie style romp, a blood-drenched boyhood adventure and a fairy tale all rolled into one impossible to resist comic book package. Enter “Welcome to Lovecraft,” and enter a world no other comic has ever presented.
Nick Stahl (Terminator 3, Thin red Line, Sin City) has just been added to the cast of the upcoming Fox show Locke and Key. Locke and Key is based on a comic by Joe Hill and will hopefully be coming our way this Fall. Although the show’s original air date for this upcoming Summer had to be pushed back I still think this show will have a lot to offer!
So the plot goes a little something like this…
It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity named DODGE that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants. Stahl will play Rendell’s younger brother Duncan Locke, an art teacher, who lives nearby and frequently visits Nina and the kids and who strangely has few memories of his time growing up in Keyhouse.
Besides the stupid sounding name of things this story actually sounds really cool!
Despite the amazing cast Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings) it will be a test to see if the comic can translate well to the small screen. The plot is also good but I’m just not sure there’s enough there to really get something going. So what do you guys think about this show and it’s casting? Are we ready for it or should it be kept under “Locke and Key”? (Sorry guys, had to do it!!)