Steven Spielberg Developing Locke & Key TV Series

Steven Spielberg Developing Locke & Key TV Series

It was only a matter of time before someone in Hollywood caught wind of the mysterious Keyhouse manor — and that someone is Steven Spielberg.

The acclaimed filmmaker is teaming up with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of Cowboys & Aliens fame for a Locke & Key television adaptation, according to New York Magazine. Former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles show runner Josh Friedman has also been tapped as a writer and executive producer on the series.

Locke & Key tells the story of Tyler, Kinsey and Bode Locke, three siblings who relocate with their mother to Lovecraft, Massachusetts, following the murder of their father. There, they move into Keyhouse, a mansion filled with doors that lead into different worlds that gift the siblings with special powers. Joe Hill writes the series alongside illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill is also Stephen King’s son.

According to New York Magazine, Locke & Key was previously set up for a feature film through Dimension with Kurtzman and Orci likely to spearhead the project. Since then, the frequent collaborators have teamed up with Spielberg’s DreamWorks TV to develop the project as a television series through 20th Century Fox TV. There’s currently no network committed to the adaptation.

The four key collaborators on “Locke & Key” have some serious television credits to their name, with Kurtzman and Orci having worked on Fringe and the upcoming Hawaii Five-O relaunch. Additionally, Spielberg continues to develop the time-traveling dinosaur epic Terra Nova to launch on Fox in the fall of 2011.

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