FROM MTV GEEK
Even though "Locke & Key's" life as a major motion picture is just now beginning, its time as a comic book is coming to a close. The IDW Publishing series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez about a family falling prey to the darkly mysterious Keyhouse and it's supernatural inhabitants hasamassed a legion of devoted followers—followers that Universal hopes will follow the film to the big screen. "Locke & Key" is still in development over at Universal, but producer Alex Kurtzman teased that the project has a new writer on board.
Now MTV Geek has painstakingly documented the comic book's final days, as one chapter of its existence ends. In their two-part video series, MTV Geek interviews the creative team and editor Chris Ryall about the comic in part one, and then travels to Miami to watch as Hill and Rodriguez work together in person for the first time in part two. It's worth a watch for devoted "Locke & Key" fans, but a word of warning for those of you that have yet to pick up book one—there are spoilers a-plenty in the videos, so watch at your own risk!
The beginning of the end is upon us — at least as far as "Locke & Key" is concerned.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's celebrated comic book releases its penultimate issue, "Locke & Key: Alpha" #1, this week. But even as the comic draws to a close, the story is set for new life in the form of a film from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writers behind "Star Trek Into Darkness" and next summer's "Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Kurtzman spoke with Collider about the progress of the "Locke & Key" movie set up at Universal, saying that the project is being taken very seriously.
Great news, everybody! Someone in Hollywood has just found and used the Awesome News Key.
"Locke & Key," writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning comic book from IDW Publishing, is finally getting a live-action adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen have teamed up with Universal to make the story of the Locke family and Keyhouse into a feature film.
It's welcome news for fans of "Locke & Key" who thought any chance of seeing Tyler, Kinsey, Bode, Dodge and the rest come to life had died when Fox decided not to move forward on their planned television adaptation of the series. The "Locke & Key" TV pilot has screened for select audiences at conventions and made the rounds online as well, but never made it to air. Now, a new chapter in the "Locke & Key" adaptation process begins, and this Splash Page blogger is stoked.
by Brett White
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: get in on the ground floor of Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers" run with the "Avengers World" hardcover, check out the continuing adventures of Clark Kent with the first "Smallville: Season 11" paperback, and catch up with last week's Hero of the Week in "Captain America" #6.
We ended last week with a whole lot of comic book adaptation rumors swirling around, and we weren’t quite sure which ones would actually turn out to be true. Fortunately, the one that panned out is also one of the ones that has us most excited.
Latino Review had reported on Friday that "Locke & Key" is in the process of being turned into a live-action film trilogy after the TV series failed to be picked up by Fox. While we were skeptically hopeful of that news at the time, producer Roberto Orci has confirmed that the trilogy is actually happening. Click on after the jump for more details.
A "Locke & Key" movie trilogy? An "Avengers" sized film starring DC Comics' supernatural all-stars and directed by Guillermo del Toro? A swing and a miss on the "Powers" TV show? Depending on what you believe, these are all things that are currently in the mix.
Latino Review published a massive report this week detailing several once and future (and possibly defunct) comic book movie and TV properties. Read on for the rundown.
» Up first is "Heaven Sent," a potential Guillermo del Toro director vehicle that would feature an all-star lineup of DC's most prominent supernatural characters including Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, the Spectre and more. Considering their line that "HEAVEN SENT is certain to RULE ComicCon in 2020," we're not holding our breath for any confirmation on this project for quite some time.
Given the current reboot and remake cycle permeating Hollywood, this news should come as no surprise: "The Rocketeer" is reportedly being eyed for a do over.
Vulture reports that Disney is putting the wheels in motion for a new adaptation of the "Rocketeer" comic books, previously brought to life on screen in 1991's adventure film starring Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly. No writers, directors or actors are currently attached, according to the report, but the reboot is said to be "one of the first priorities" for the new Disney regime led by Alan Horn.
The "Ninja Turtles" reboot is delayed, not dead. Michael Bay is still producing, Jonathan Liebesman is still directing, and "TMNT" co-creator Kevin Eastman is still very much in the loop.
Eastman recently spoke with Comic Book Resources about his upcoming comic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012" for IDW Publishing (pictured above), and he explained some of the reasons behind the "Turtles" delay, with two big reasons standing out: Liebesman wanting to make sure that the visual effects are up to snuff, and timing the film's release with the 30th anniversary of the "Ninja Turtles" brand.
FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: If "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" left you cold, its sequel — "Retaliation" — should warm you right up. The Rock is on board as Roadblock, leading an all-star cast that includes Bruce Willis as the original Joe, Ray Stevenson as bad guy Firefly, RZA as the Blind Master and returning "Joe" veterans Channing Tatum as Duke and Ray Park as Snake-Eyes. It's a strong cast and a great assortment of classic "Joe" characters that has at least this fan very, very stoked.
We haven't seen much from the film yet, but a new "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" sneak peek courtesy of Entertainment Tonight is shining some light on the subject.
Check out MTV Movies Blog for the full story!
One of the most highly sought after events at San Diego Comic-Con this year was the "Locke & Key" panel, and unlike the cryptic nature of the series itself, there's no mystery behind the panel's popularity: after Fox decided not to pick the comic book adaptation up to series, this was the only official chance fans would have to see the full "Locke & Key" pilot episode based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's horror masterpiece.
Though access to the pilot remains limited to the very lucky few who saw it at Comic-Con, a second best alternative has emerged. Josh Friedman, one of the writers tapped to shepherd the "Locke & Key" adaptation to television, recently tweeted out a link to a promotional trailer for the show that reveals — forgive the pun — key moments from the unaired episode.
Watch the trailer after the jump!