Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cinemystery: Universal Options Graphic Novel Series Locke & Key for Film

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Universal Studios has officially optioned the "Locke & Key" series of graphic novels by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for film. (More about the first book in the series, below.) The news isn't completely unexpected; last November co-producer Roberto Orci seemed to confirm the studio's option in a tweet. (Orci is expected to co-write the screenplay with Alex Kurtzman.)

An adaptation of the series has been in various stages of development for some time now, with Fox ordering a pilot for a television series several years ago (also co-written and co-produced by Orci and Kurtzman).

The first issue of "Locke & Key" was published in 2008, with the overall story arc structured to unfold in three "acts", and each act consisting of two 6-part storylines. The authors are currently writing the final storyline of the final act, with the series drawing to a close later this year.

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Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Welcome to Lovecraft
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
The Locke and Key Graphic Novels (1st in series)

This opening chapter tells the story 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 …

Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Amazon Kindle format  Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, iTune iBook format  Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Kobo format


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