Locke & Key (Netflix)

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    Hulu Orders a Pilot for a Locke & Key Adaptation From the Director of Doctor Strange

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/hulu-orders-a-pilot-for-a-locke-key-adaptation-from-t-1794506965

    At 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, a lucky few got to see the first attempt at a TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s cult-favorite IDW horror fantasy comic. That pilot never got picked up, but Locke & Key has been playing the second-chance sweepstakes ever since—and it looks to have paid off.

    Granted, today’s news is just the confirmation that another pilot has been ordered; there’s no series commitment yet. But the TV landscape has changed a lot since 2011. Hulu, home of horror scifi anthology Dimension 404 and the upcoming J.J. Abrams-Stephen King project Castle Rock, feels like a promising fit (and not just because King is writer Joe Hill’s father). Plus, this pilot has a big-name director attached: Scott Derrickson, who’s hot off Marvel hit Doctor Strange and who also happens to have a horror background (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), both of which dovetail nicely with Locke & Key’s story points about dimensional portals, magical powers, demons, and so forth. According to Deadline, Derrickson was the first director approached about the project, and he readily agreed; if the show’s picked up he’ll helm multiple episodes before reporting for duty on the Doctor Strange sequel.

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    Can't wait. Read most of Joe Hill's books and short stories. Great stuff. I've got to break out my old Locke & Key comics now. :thumbup:
     
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    Well, it's on it's 3rd or 4th studio and had at least three attempts at an adaptation (three pilots).

    Hulu most recently ordered a pilot but then passed on the series. Netflix swooped in and picked it up for their service.

    Releases this month. Hoping it's decent. Love Joe Hill's work.
     
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    Scott Derrickson had originally signed on to direct this project but he dropped out due to scheduling and Andy Muschietti took his place.
     
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    Brian you watch any of this yet? Worth it?
     
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    Haven't had a chance yet. :|
     

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