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Locke & Key [Netflix]

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Fox has officially ordered a pilot based on the comic book series Locke & Key.

    The comics focus on Nina Locke and her three children who try to move on with their lives at the family home, Keyhouse, after surviving a horrible experience.

    Mysterious keys are hidden within the mansion's walls and are being sought by a villainous character who has links to the Locke family's past.

    Fringe producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed up to executive produce the television show, which has been written by The Sarah Connor Chronicles scribe Josh Friedman.

    Fox is also developing shows including a legal comedy drama, JJ Abrams's latest project Alcatraz, and a remake of the British comedy Outnumbered.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a289323/romanek-otto-join-locke--key.html
    A director and actor have been found for the television adaptation of Locke & Key.
    Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct the series, based on Joe Hill's IDW title, while Miranda Otto will take on the role of Nina Locke, reports Deadline.
    This will mark the television debut of Romanek, who is best known for his work in music videos.
    Otto appeared in What Lies Beneath and starred in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as Eowyn.
    Locke & Key follows the adventures of Nina Locke and her three children, who move across the US to a mysterious old mansion following the murder of her husband.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a297619/nick-stahl-joins-locke--key-pilot.html
    Nick Stahl has joined the cast of Fox's upcoming comic book adaptation Locke & Key.

    The pilot, based on Joe Hill's IDW title, tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, who travel across the USA to a mysterious mansion following the brutal death of Nina's husband Rendell.

    Stahl - a former child actor who has more recently appeared in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Sin City - will play Rendell's enigmatic younger brother Duncan, according to Deadline.

    The Lord of the Rings' Miranda Otto and The Tudors' Sarah Bolger are also confirmed to be starring in the Mark Romanek project, which is being lined up for consideration in the autumn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 DeWitt


    Really looking forward to this now. I'm a big fan of Stahl , and it'll be nice to have him back on our tv screens once again.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    That's it!!!!!!!...i'm offically OUT after reading this casting news: http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/jesse-mccartney-to-star-in-foxs-lock-key/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 DeWitt


    Yikes, yeah I can't help but feel the same way.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Some good news for Ksenia Solo fans (incl. me!)....she's been cast on the new Fox show, i hope this dosen't interfere with her on Lost Girl!!

    http://nicegirlstv.com/2011/02/18/ksenia-solo-cast-in-locke-key-exclusive/

    Hot on the heels of her provocative guest turn in the CW’s Nikita, NiceGirlsTV has learned that Ksenia Solo has been cast in the highly anticipated Locke & Key pilot, currently being shot in Pittsburgh for FOX.

    Based on the comic book series of the same name by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key follows the Locke family as they deal with the aftermath of their dad Russell’s brutal murder and a subsequent move to his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants. Also starring are Miranda Otto as mom Nina Locke, Jesse McCartney as son (and series lead) Tyler, Sarah Bolger as daughter Kinsey, and Skylar Gaertner as youngest son Bode.

    KseniaSolo_002-204x300.jpg


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    Pilot script review, detailed and uber spoilery: http://travisyanan.blogspot.com/2011/04/pilot-script-review-locke-key.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,263 DeWitt


    I'll be watching. I've recently fallen in love with Ksenia after you & Whiteboy recommended Lost Girl, and then I followed that with a 'Life Unexpected' marathon. She's awesome!


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    The pilot didn't go down well, and it's not looking good for a pickup: http://www.digitalspy.ie/ustv/news/a317616/locke--key-tv-series-in-doubt.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/05/16/is-there-hope-for-locke-key/
    The producers of Locke & Key aren’t giving up without a fight. Though Fox passed on the buzzworthy pilot that’s based on a comic book by Joe Hill, sources say 20th Century Fox TV is talking to Syfy and The CW about picking up the project.
    The latter seems less likely, since the fifth broadcast network tends to skew toward young female viewers and next season’s schedule is pretty locked in at this point. But the project is completely on brand for Syfy, if the economics could make the show work on basic cable. Don’t get your hopes up, though, fans: Making the leap from broadcast pilot to a cable network doesn’t happen very often, and Locke isn’t the only busted genre pilot to approach the cable network. But know there’s still attempts being made to get this on the air.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    ^ i think one of the other cables nets like FX should pick this up, i'm hoping someone does as the source material/cast is good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭ bmbm


    Looks like the series is never going to see the light of day, but a slightly underwhelming L/K trailer made by FOX a few months back to attract advertisers, has made it's way online.

    http://vimeo.com/27567586


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,634 Richard Dower


    :eek: THE SHOW JUST WON'T DIE! :D - i mean, this has to be a good sign right?, that the show is considered really good to keep cropping up? :confused:

    http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/glimmer-of-hope-for-locke-key-as-mtv-might-be-interested-in-the-thriller-drama/



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    http://tvline.com/2017/04/20/locke-and-key-pilot-order-hulu-carlton-cuse/

    Hulu has given a pilot order to an adaptation written by Joe Hill and executive produced by Carlton Cuse


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Thought the comics were excellent so hope this finally sees the light of day. And being Hulu they may just stick with the comics and not try to drag it out to too many seasons


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,558 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Andy Muschietti who directed the IT mini series all those years ago is now taking over the directing duties on this for Hulu.



    Scott Derrickson who was secluded to direct is caught in a scheduling conflict while directing TNT's Snowpiercer pilot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81


    Is this not the director of the new IT movie, rather than the director of the old mini series?


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,558 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    You are right I didn't realise Cary Fukunaga was replaced on the new film.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81


    ^ Not to derail the thread, but man I'd love to have seen his take on it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Netflix have cast Emilia Jones and Connor Jessup as Kinsey and Tyler Locke


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81


    ^I'm not familiar with Jones, but Jessup was excellent in American Crime Story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy




  • Registered Users Posts: 55,558 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    A decade in the making and it nearly here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy




    Maybe time to update the thread title?

    Going by that trailer, comics spoiler
    it seems to be the whole story?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,607 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    TV series based on a comic book series

    First impression is.. i dunno.. it might be depending on the strength of the underlying story from the comics.

    Trailer:


    Writing/Directing:
    Nothing jumping out at me about the writers/directors
    First comic has 4.14 out of 5 on goodreads:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3217221-welcome-to-lovecraft

    Cast:
    I recognised Connor Jessup (Ben, the middle brother) from the Falling Skies TV Series:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2862041/

    and Darby Stanchfield (Abby , working for Olivia Pope) from the Scandal TV Series:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2862041/

    Although, I see now that it also has Genevieve Kang (Patty - Jennas friend) from the Impulse TV Series:
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2002602/


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,607 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    CastorTroy wrote: »
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    Dammit! I just made another thread!

    I've gotta stop relying on boards.ie internal search when checking for old threads!


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,165 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    That looks pretty spectacular, I'm interested. Know nothing of the comic TBH, but really liking the vibe. Feels like an old school kids dark adventure.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,012 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    What ever happened to Richard Dower?


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