Though 20th Century Fox dropped their television adaptation of Locke & Key--the studio instead developed American Horror Story, knowing Franklin & Bash had already done as much as television could do with the ampersand--it seems the Eisner Award-winning comic may still be heading to screens in a trilogy to be written and produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Though a film take was thought dead after the pilot failed and Kurtzman and Orci filled their schedule with other supernatural stuff, sly allusion to a full feature trilogy has now come from Orci and comic creator Joe Hill. LatinoReview first kicked off new rumors of such an adaptation late last week, and this weekend, Orci has maybe confirmed them, coyly re-tweeting, "Oh PLEASE say that the rumor about you and Kurtzman making #LockeAndKey a film trilogy is true. PLEASE PLEASE!" true," sending Kurtzman into fits of giggles in the bunk above him. Hill has since followed suit, tweeting that he's not allowed to talk about anything while also not-so-subtly linking to the rumor, all but confirming the trilogy rumors. Still, considering that nothing is yet official, and, as mentioned, Kurtzman and Orci already have a pretty full plate, it may be a while before anything comes together. There's still plenty of time to read the comics, so maybe you can be the one whispering, "That's totally not the way that key looked in the comic."