Fans are still mourning the loss of a Locke & Key television series, based on Joe Hill's graphic novels about a fantastic mansion loaded with transforming doors, including some with hideous creatures behind it. Fox had ordered a well-received pilot during the 2011-2012 television season, then mysteriously declined to bring it to series.
Now it seems the rumors of a Locke & Key resurrection have some truth. Last week, Latino Review posted a piece from an author using a pseudonym, quoting unnamed sources, that said Universal had picked up the option and was developing the property into a film trilogy.
It seemed a little sketchy, a little "too good to be true." Then Roberto Orci, who wrote and produced the pilot with partner Alex Kurtzman, confirmed via Twitter. In response to a direct question about the veracity of the rumor, Orci responded simply: true. Joe Hill followed up with this tweet: "I don't think I can say anything about a possible LOCKE & KEY trilogy, but I think it's ok to retweet links:" and he retweeted a link from iO9 about the original Latino Review article.
I am cautiously optimistic.
Here is the trailer for Fox's Locke & Key pilot: