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Scott Derrickson to direct ‘Locke and Key’ pilot on Hulu

PTI | Los Angeles |

After years of development, Locke and Key pilot is happening on Hulu with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson attached as the helmer.

Hulu announced on Thursday that it had picked up the pilot for a TV series adaptation of author Joe Hill and illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez's comics Locke & Key, reported Ace Showbiz.

Locke & Key is a horror/fantasy series that centers on “three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.”

Much to their dismay, a devious demon has set an eye on the keys and will stop at nothing to obtain the keys.

Locke & Key has faced a series of struggle of making it to another medium after Dimension Films purchased the rights in 2008.

Later in 2010, a TV series was in development on FOX and was even given a series order on the network.

However, although the pilot was done produced and screened at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, the project never went forward.

Following in 2014 was a failed film adaptation from producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci with Universal Pictures.