It looks like Universal Pictures is picking up the film rights to Joe Hill‘s (Heart-Shaped Box and Horns) comic book series ‘Locke & Key’. Originally director Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go and One Hour Photo) submitted a television pilot based on the comic book series to Fox who turned it down. Now with Universal having the film rights it may become a feature film trilogy with Roberto Orci (Ender’s Game and Star Trek into Darkness) and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers and Cowboys & Aliens) producing.

‘Locke & Key’ which is written by Hill who is the son of legendary horror master Stephen King (Riding the Bullet and ‘Salem’s Lot) tells of the story of Keyhouse, a strange mansion located in New England with “fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all”.

[Source: Latino Review]