Steven Spielberg Developing LOCKE AND KEY TV Series

Steven Spielberg

Fans of the graphic novel series LOCKE AND KEY will probably either love this or hate it, but New York Magazine is reporting that Steven Spielberg is working with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Cowboys and Aliens) to bring the Keyhouse Manor adventures to television. Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is on board as writer and executive producer.

Locke and Key centers on Tyler, Kinsey and Bode Locke, three siblings who move to Lovecraft, Massachusetts with their mother after their father is murdered. They live in Keyhouse, a mysterious mansion with many magical doors that transport the siblings to different worlds and give them special powers. Joe Hill (son of Stephen King) writes the series while Gabriel Rodriguez illustrates.

Apparently Locke and Key was originally optioned by Dimension as a feature film Kurtzman and Orci at the helm, but the two have since partnered with DreamWorks TV to create a series. Fox is currently in discussions to develop Locke and Key with 20th Century Fox TV and DreamWorks TV (similar to their arrangement for Terra Nova).

What do you think of Locke and Key as a television show? Brilliant move or a disaster in waiting? Sound off in the comments.