Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci must love to produce movies because it seems like we can’t go a week without hearing about some new project their shepherding into development. Today, Latino Review reports that the latest film on their already-full plate is an adaptation of the comic book series Locke & Key, which was written by Joe Hill, aka The Spawn of Stephen King. The series is a haunted house story where the family of a murdered paterfamilias moves into their estate, “Keyhouse”. Keyhouse has many special rooms that can only be opened by special keys, while the “scary ass forces in the house start speaking to the padre’s killer,” and tell him to get off his lazy ass and murder the rest of the family. I’m in an ongoing legal battle over the title, which I intended to use for my hilarious-yet-gripping weekly TV series about composer Francis Scott Key and philosopher John Locke teaming up to solve mysteries and fight crime.
In addition to producing Locke & Key, Kurtzman and Orci are also producing the following projects: Three TV projects for Fox Television, an adaptation of the documentary Racing Dreams, a remake of Hawaii Five-0 for CBS, the Masi Oka MMORPG movie The Defenders, and a movie based on the View-Master toy. This is all in addition to their duties on Fringe and working on the script for Star Trek 2. These boys are spreading themselves thinner than the plot they wrote for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
I’m just kidding. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen didn’t have a plot.