Hulu has just ordered a pilot that will serve as an adaptation of the horror-drama comic Locke and Key by Joe Hill (son of celebrated horror and fantasy writer Stephen King) and Gabriel Rodriguez. Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain, and Colony) will serve as the showrunner for the pilot, along with the show itself presuming that it’s renewed.
Locke and Key concerns the story of three siblings who move into the Keyhouse estate after the murder of their father. The estate is deeply tied to their family’s history, and as they soon discover, contains an abundance of keys that allow the bearers access to supernatural abilities. But the three Locke children soon discover that other entities seek the keys, and will stop at nothing to obtain them.
The Hollywood Reporter has divulged that Hulu is interested in adapting Locke and Key to internet television, and that they’ve ordered a pilot accordingly. Netflix, HBO, and FX were also reportedly approached. Series creator Hill will write the script for the hour-long pilot, and Cuse will executive produce the show alongside Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Doctor Strange). Twentieth Century Fox previously pursued development of an adaptation of the series in 2011, but it never went anywhere. Similarly, Universal had interest in adapting the series as a trilogy of films in 2013, but this did not pan out either. Giving the show a comprehensive adaptation is hopefully something that Hulu’s show can do, presuming that it’s fully greenlit and given a few follow-up seasons.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!