It seems that Locke & Key, the best-selling horror comic by award-winning author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, is finally on track to become a feature film.
According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, Universal has officially optioned the film rights; Star Trek & Fringe writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached as co-producers, along with Ted Adams of IDW Publishing and Bobby Cohen.
We've followed the turbulent path of Locke & Key as it came temptingly close to a television series – a pilot episode was completed and actually screened at Comic-Con in 2011, but it was still rejected by Fox. Now it looks like it might actually happen. Hill (son of Stephen King) has gained a higher profile since then – he's won several literary awards and his novel Horns is being adapted into a feature with Alexandre Aja directing (read our interview with Aja here).
More news to come as this develops...