Alex Kurtzman and his long time collaborator Roberto Orci have been granted the rights to the comic book series Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill and drawn by Gabriel Rodriguez. Latino Review reports that Kurtzman and Orci will produce the project through their DreamWorks deal, which has potential to become a huge franchise.

Locke & Key tells the story of a family whose father/husband is murdered, and the children and their mom are forced to relocate to Keyhouse, a house with many rooms that only open with special keys. The series includes a terrible creature that hides behind closed doors, and the father’s murderer coming back to finish off the job.

In 2009, the series was nominated for Best Limited Series and its writer Joe Hill — son of legendary novelist Stephen King – was also nominated for Best Writer. Hill’s debut novel Heart-Shaped Box has already been bought by Warner Bros. and is well on its way to becoming a film.

Kurtzman and Orci are the guys responsible for penning the screenplays for The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III and Transformers. There’s no word on whether or not they’ll write the script for Locke & Key, but let’s hope and pray that they do.

Are you excited to see Locke & Key hit the big screen?