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Kurtzman & Orci & Locke & Key

Dynamic duo behind STAR TREK producing IDW comic movie


Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, the writing/producing juggernaut behind those big, big movies have recently gained the rights to produce IDW’s series LOCKE & KEY through their deal at Dreamworks studios.   That’s according to Latino Review’s Deep Throat-style informant, Pinche Taco, at least.   Prior to this, the thing had been languishing in development hell at Dimension Films for about two years.  

The series is written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and here’s the official synopsis from IDW…

LOCKE & KEY tells 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...

If reading that synopsis doesn’t do it for you, here are the words set to creepy music and motion panels in IDW’s official teaser trailer. 


Spooky stuff.

I hadn’t heard of this series before this announcement, so I can’t comment too much about the title.   Pinche Taco’s colorful description of the plot (which is definitely worth a read) says that the story’s set in the fictional town of Lovecraft, Massachussets and you can definitely sense the sinister fingerprints of good ol’ HP in that trailer already.   I’m sure there’s all manner of gothic horror, forbidden rooms, frayed edges of sanity and probably some unfathomably evil extra-dimensional forces for good measure, in this comic.

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on

Posted by G-Man

This is such a great series.  I think people really really need to read this book.

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

I love this series, but I keep falling behind on it

Posted by Chane

I'd never heard of this but I may pick the hardcover up, it looks interesting.

Edited by NightFang
@G-Man said:

"This is such a great series. I think people really really need to read this book. "

              I hope Lionsgate makes it a movie or a tv shoe on HBO.
Posted by Marshal Victory
Edited by crazed_h3ro

Wow this looks creepy in an Awesome way,I think I heard of this series during the San Diego Comic con on "G4 TV"
Anyways this looks awesome, hopfully I'll pick this up soon...Very soon...Bwwhahahaha

Posted by Final Draft85

I love Locke & Key and I really hope they do a good job, because Transformers 2 sucked. Yet Star Trek was truly an amazing film and if they stay true to the source material I will be happy. =)