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IDW Publishing To Screen Fox’s Locke & Key Pilot At Comic-Con

Confirming what writer Joe Hill recently teased, Deadline reports that IDW Publishing will screen the rejected Fox pilot for Locke & Key at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Based on the acclaimed horror series by Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key centers on Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children Tyler (Jesse McCartney), Kinsey (Sarah Bolger) and Bode (Skylar Gaertner) who, after the murder of Nina’s husband Rendell, return to Keyhouse, the family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. There they encounter Dodge (Ksenia Solo), and numerous doors that can transport the mansion’s residents to other worlds or bestow them with supernatural abilities. Nick Stahl also starred in the adaptation as Rendell’s younger brother Duncan Locke.

Although the pilot was described as “magical” and “beautiful,” the network passed on the adaptation in May, saying it simply didn’t fit in its schedule.

The Locke & Key screening, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, will be followed by a panel featuring Hill, Rodriguez, writer/executive producer Josh Friedman and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Check out the panel details below:

Locke & Key Screening : Friday, July 22 Room: 8 : 10:30 – 11:30 AM
The most talked-about pilot not on the Fall schedule was the Fox production of Locke & Key. This one-time-only screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Come watch the special filmed adaptation of “Welcome to Lovecraft” and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life.

Locke & Key Panel Friday, July 22 Room: 9 : 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Make your plans to first watch the Locke & Key TV pilot at 10:30 AM and then join Eisner-nominated creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as Locke & Key TV pilot writer Josh Friedman and producers Kurtzman & Orci, for a frank discussion of the show, the comic, and what’s coming up in “Clockworks,” the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series (or is it?).

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  • Paul

    Supposedly the sets have already been destroyed, so it is very unlikely that this screening could lead to a pickup by some other network.

  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    I had such high hopes for this shows too.