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Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Adaptation Has Found A Writer

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While we’ve recently been hearing updates on the adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe, it’s been a while since we heard anything new on the adaptation of his IDW comic, Locke & Key. That’s changed thanks to a new interview. Hit the jump to find out the latest details. 

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In an interview with Collider, executive producer Alex Kurtzman talked about the status of the project.

“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, ” he said. “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.”

Last we heard, the film was being produced by Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Bobby Cohen for Universal. While Kurtzman’s comments point to there being more than one film, we still don’t have confirmation from the studio as to whether or not that three-picture deal is set. But what about this writer they’ve got locked down?

“I can’t tell you yet. We’re very close, though,” he said. “Hopefully, it will be out soon.”

The penultimate issue of Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key hits stores tomorrow.

(via SuperheroHype)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."