“Locke and Key” has been given a series committment by Fox. Hour-long is being adapted by scribe Josh Friedman, while Kurtzman and Orci are attached as exec producers.
20th Century Fox TV is producing along with DreamWorks TV and Kurtzman and Orci’s K.O. Paper Products shingle. Steven Spielberg, whose name was originally attached to the project, is no longer an exec producer.
Fox was seen as the obvious home for “Locke and Key.” Not only is the project from sister 20th, but Fox is already working with 20th and DreamWorks on another project, the 2011 epic drama “Terra Nova.”
Kurtzman, Orci and Friedman are exec producers, along with K.O.’s Heather Kadin and DreamWorks TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. IDW Publishing founder and CEO Ted Adams, whose imprint publishes “Locke and Key,” is also an EP.
“Locke and Key” comes from Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son, who has created a world about brothers who live in a mysterious New England mansion.
The graphic novel, which is designed by artist Gabriel Rodriguez, first launched in 2008.
Friedman’s credits include “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” as well as “War of the Worlds” and “The Black Dahlia.”