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Orci and Kurtzman Are Under ‘Locke and Key’

The good folks over at Latino Review have filed an interesting little report this evening, from one of their linguistically confused scoopers. After messing around with Google Translate for about an hour, we think we know what the heck this ‘Pinche Taco’ is talking about. According to the report, Fringe producers and Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have secured the rights to the comic franchise Locke and Key, written by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez.

The books follow the story of a family who, after the brutal murder of their father, retreat to a small Massachusetts village called Lovecraft. They set up their retreat in a family estate known as the Keyhouse, a big house with many mysteriously locked doors and compartments. All the while, a supernatural force is speaking to the killer of the father, urging him to escape from prison and head to Lovecraft in order to finish the job.

The IDW comic was originally optioned by Dimension Films, but has since been passed along to Orci and Kurtzman. No word yet on what they are looking to do with it, or if they have a director in mind. As producers, Orci and Kurtzman have been up and down thus far. Eagle Eye was a bit of a mess, but Fringe is sensational. It will be interesting to see them step away from their usual scientific thrillers and go to something more supernatural. We’ll keep you posted as los informes continue coming in.

Any Locke and Key fans out there?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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