Steven King's son Joe Hill is really finding some success in Hollywood these days. He's got one project being developed at Waner Bros. for his novel Heart Shaped Box, being directed by Neil Jordan. Now Mandalay Pictures has optioned his new upcoming novel Horns, and his graphic novel, Locke & Key, is set over at DreamWorks where screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will develop the big screen adaptation. They will definitely produce the film, no word on if they will end up writing it or not. These two guys have really made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry even though they are mediocre screenwriters.
Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…. and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill has received the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award-2007, among his growing collection of critical accolades.
Locke & Key was nominated for Best Limited Series and Hill was nominated for Best Writer at the 2009 Eisner Awards. This film should end up being pretty good. Here is a little trailer for the graphic novel that will give you an idea of what to expect.
What are your thoughts on the adaptation of Locke & Key? Have you read the graphic novel?