Image Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosAt any moment, Steven Spielberg’s name is on some three dozen different projects. It was true back in the ’80s, when he produced/godfathered classics like Poltergeist, Gremlins, The Goonies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Back to the Future in between finding time to direct some of the best movies ever. (He also made Temple of Doom, but nobody’s perfect.) And it’s true today, as we add another project to his ever-swelling IMDB page: according to Vulture, Spielberg is working with burgeoning geek-auteurs Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci on a TV show adapted from Joe Hill’s graphic novel series, Locke & Key.
The basic premise of the series sounds rife for a creepalicious cult TV series. A spooky family moves to a spooky mansion and discovers spooky doors that can transform them or lead them to bizarre worlds. That’s the two-second description, but if I had to describe stuff like the Girl in the Well, then we’d be here all day and you wouldn’t sleep all night.
Kurtzman & Orci have a pretty stellar TV track record: alongside J.J. Abrams, they produced Alias and Fringe. So even at this early stage of development, you can feel a bit optimistic about this show’s chances. What do you think, PopWatchers? Are you excited for a new weekly scare show? Did any non-comic fans read this post’s headline and think I was writing about a new buddy-cop series starring Terry O’Quinn? Also: Kurtzman & Orci doing Locke & Key? Hooray for ampersands!