Locke & Key movie “very close” says Alex Kurtzman

Star Trek writer hopes to make Joe Hill’s comic Locke and Key a series of films

Cover art for Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ Lock & Key comic

A film version of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’ beloved comic Locke & Key has been mooted for a while now, and Mark Romanek’s TV pilot was never picked up, but Star Trek and Sleepy Hollow writer Alex Kurtzman has revealed that things are definitely moving forward.

Speaking to Collider, Kurtzman made sure that there could be no confusion:

“We’re going to make a movie!  We’re really serious.  Absolutely!  We’re really, really serious.”

He also stated that they are looking at making a series of films. “In fact, we have locked down on a writer who really came up with a brilliant way to take the best of the first couple graphic novels and play out a complete first movie story with a lot of promise of future movies, which is really our goal.  But, I am as in love with it as you are.

“I believe in it so much, and I believe in Joe Hill.  All I want is to make that movie. I can’t tell you [who it is] yet.  We’re very close, though.  Hopefully, it will be out soon.  We really loved it, too.  But, it will live on as a movie now, and hopefully many.”

You can buy Locke & Key: Welcome To Lovecraft for £10.20 at Amazon.co.uk.