Things are no longer lost for Hulu’s ‘Locke & Key‘ as Carlton Cuse‘s adaptation of Joe Hill and IDW’s iconic comic book has found a director in Scott Derrickson (‘Doctor Strange’,’Sinister’)! With Derrickson on board as the director, the streaming network has officially ordered a pilot for the series and has it set as an hour long horror/fantasy drama. The project has been in the works for awhile with Cuse set to be the showrunner and has been working to develop it with Hill who wrote a script.
With a mixture of both comics and horror, which Derrickson is no stranger to, it isn’t surprising that he would be interested in tackling the show. Honestly, I’m excited for the idea of him in the director’s chair for it. Assuming ‘Locke & Key’ is picked up to series, you could expect Derrickson to direct the pilot and multiple episodes of the series though like many shows other directors would likely be involved as well.
Based off of the script alone there was a lot of competition for picking up the series before it finally landed on Hulu.
The series follows three siblings who move into their father’s home after his murder. Much like most of the work from Hill’s dad Stephen King, this piece took place in Maine. Once the siblings have moved in, they find that the house has magical keys which give them powers. However, a demon knows about these keys and will stop at nothing to obtain them.
This is the second attempt to bring this comic to life as Fox had ordered a pilot in late 2010. However, it didn’t get picked up for order.
Are you looking forward to ‘Locke & Key’ finally getting a chance to shine? Do you think that the pilot which Scott Derrickson will direct means, we’ll finally be getting a full adaptation of this cult classic comic? Share your thoughts below!
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