Director and Star for Locke & Key TV Series Announced

Director and Star for Locke & Key TV Series Announced

It’s no surprise to comic fans that Hollywood movers and shakers saw big potential in Locke & Key as a television series rather than a motion picture. Fox network already granted its brewing adaptation a pilot in the hope of touting it as a summer series, and now they’ve given DW Publishing’s still-unwinding supernatural thriller another vote of confidence by landing a director and star.

As reported by Deadline, director Mark Romanek is in negotiations to make his TV debut with the project. Romanek, who emerged directing striking music videos for acts like Nine Inch Nails and Michael Jackson among others, also has to his credit the films “One Hour Photo” and this year’s “Never Let Me Go”.

Seemingly more set in stone is the news that actress Miranda Otto (“The Lord Of The Rings”) will headline the cast as Nina Locke, mother of children Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, who—following the murder of their father—move to Lovecraft, Massachusetts and into Keyhouse, a mansion filled with doors to different worlds that grant the siblings unusual powers.

The series is illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez and written by Joe Hill, the son of horror novelist Stephen King.

“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” creator Josh Friedman has already written the pilot of the series, which has — since its inception — been attached to screenwriting-duo-turned-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Cowboys & Aliens”), who teamed up with 20th Century Fox and Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks TV to develop a plan for the series.

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