Alex Kurtzman Talks LOCKE & KEY and His Plans to Adapt the Graphic Novels into a Series of Movies

     September 9, 2013


Even though he was at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to celebrate the premiere of the new Fox drama series Sleepy Hollow, premiering on September 16th, when I got a few minutes to chat with executive producer Alex Kurtzman, I had to ask about what’s going on with Locke & Key, based on the graphic novels by Joe Hill.  A pilot starring Miranda Otto, Mark Pellegrino, Jesse McCartney and Sarah Bolger was made to debut in the 2011 TV season, and I loved it so much that I was both shocked and greatly disappointed to learn that it wasn’t picked up and I would never get to see how it would continue.

With talk recently heating up, in regard to a feature film being done, I had to get an update, and Kurtzman was happy to oblige, clearly loving the property as much as I do.  He said that they’re very serious about the project now, they’ve locked down a writer who has a brilliant way to take the best of the first couple graphic novels and make a complete story, and that their goal is to do a series of movies.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

locke-and-key-imageCollider:  I thought the Locke & Key pilot was amazing.  I absolutely loved it, and I was so upset when it didn’t get picked up to series.  So, when I recently heard that you wanted to do a feature film version now, I got very excited.  How serious are you about that? 

ALEX KURTZMAN:  We’re going to make a movie!  We’re really serious.  Absolutely!  We’re really, really serious.  In fact, we have locked down on a writer who really came up with a brilliant way to take the best of the first couple graphic novels and play out a complete first movie story with a lot of promise of future movies, which is really our goal.  But, I am as in love with it as you are.  I believe in it so much, and I believe in Joe Hill.  All I want is to make that movie. 

Can you say who the writer is?

KURTZMAN:  I can’t tell you yet.  We’re very close, though.  Hopefully, it will be out soon.  We really loved it, too.  But, it will live on as a movie now, and hopefully many. 


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