It was a pretty big bummer when FOX ultimately passed on Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's TV pilot based on Joe Hill's Locke & Key graphic novel in 2011. Luckily, it was announced earlier this summer that the project wasn't completely dead; the property is currently in development at Universal, this time being reworked as a feature film.
But just how long will we have to wait for a big-screen Locke & Key? In a recent interview with Collider, Kurtzman offered an update on the film, assuring fans that they haven't forgotten about the adaptation.
"We're going to make a movie! We're really serious. Absolutely! We're really, really serious," he said. "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."
When asked who the writer is, Kurtzman replied, "I can't tell you yet. We're very close, though. Hopefully, it will be out soon." He then added, "We really loved it, too. But, it will live on as a movie now, and hopefully many."
Many, you say? Color us intrigued...
Source : ign[dot]com