FOX will be showing off the pilot of their new TV series Locke & Key at San Diego Comic-Con. The show is an adaptation of the Joe Hill created comic book, and the series was developed by producers Steven Speilberg, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds) is writing the script and Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) is directing.
The Locke & Key panel will take place on July 22 at 10:30 AM and will include a screening of the pilot, followed by a discussion with Hill, Rodriguez, the pilot's writer/executive producer Josh Friedman and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The series stars Jesse McCartney as Ty, the eldest son of the Locke children. Ty was the closest with his dad in the story, and carries a special guilt for his father's death. The character isolates himself by retreating into his music. Nick Stahl takes the role of an art teacher named Duncan Locke.
The story follows Nina Locke and her three children as they move to Keyhouse, the family home in Lovecraft, MA to recover from an unspeakable horror. Keyhouse is a mysterious New England mansion with fantastic and transformative keys that are hidden inside its walls. The keys are being are being sought after by a sinister and relentless creature with ties to the family's past who will stop at nothing to accomplish its goals.
I'm looking forward to this show, it is abased on a great story, and I think it will make for a solid entertaining TV series. We will definitely be covering the panel at the Con.
Here is the official synopsis of the story from the publisher:
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 Joe Hill was nominated for Best Writer at the 2009 Eisner Awards. Check out the trailer for the graphic novel below.