Cult horror comic Locke & Key isn’t having the best of luck. Although Universal Studios and producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are moving ahead, the property has become embroiled in legal shenanigans.
“Universal took a long, long time to come through with an acceptable contract for myself and IDW. Now they’re dealing with a bureaucracy as labyrinthine and implacable as their own: FOX TV.
“Universal wants to avoid spending $25 million on a movie and then have FOX steal their thunder by releasing a three-year-old pilot. FOX wants to see some coin on all the money they sank into the pilot in the first place. The lawyers all have to validate their salaries.”