Dimension Films has acquired screen rights to “Locke & Key,” a graphic novel written by Joe Hill (son of author Stephen King) that will be developed as a potential franchise, says Variety.
Dimension bought film and TV rights to “Locke & Key” from IDW Publishing and will develop the property as a feature. John Davis is producing.
The story revolves around a trio of children who become the caretakers of Keyhouse, a mansion in New England that is full of secrets and magic. The kids discover doors that take them to different places, give them powers and even alter gender and skin color. Behind one door is a dangerously violent creature.
IDW released the first issue of “Locke & Key” on Wednesday, and will release the second volume March 5. The plan is to do three six-issue installments, a total of 18 comics. The film will be exec produced by Ted Adams, CEO of IDW, the same comic company behind “30 Days of Night,” which was also turned into a film.