How many sci-fi writers and producers do you need to make a great show? Last February we reported on a developing property from fanboy favorites Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci called “Locke & Key.” At the time, the duo had just received the rights to the comic book series and now it’s gone from a possible feature film to a TV show that Steven Spielberg wants to be a part of.
Locke & Key was written by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) and centers on 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.
It’s unfortunate that this property won’t be headed to the big screen but with shows like “The Walking Dead” debuting this fall, this might be the beginning of something big. Remember what happened when “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” became a hit? After that we got “Angel” and then “Supernatural.” It’s a domino effect.
Spielberg will produce the series via DreamWorks TV, similar to how he’s doing with his other show “Terra Nova“.
What do you think of them turning Locke & Key into a show as opposed to a film? Do you think it will do better?