Joe Hill's 'Locke & Key' Adaptation Just Got One Step Closer To Becoming A Reality
The Stephen King news just keeps getting better and better this year. His son Joe Hill's Locke & Key adaptation just got one step closer to becoming a reality with the casting of IT star Jackson Robert Scott. Scott portrays the slicker-clad Georgie Denbrough in the Andres Muschietti-directed adaptation of King's clown novel, which premieres Sep. 8.
Locke & Key centers on the three Locke children — Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode — who move with their mother into their father's ancestral home, Keyhouse Manor, after his death. There, the children find a set of Keys crafted by their ancestor Benjamin Locke, each of which grants its user magical abilities. When an escaped demon named Dodge threatens to unleash Hell upon the world, it's up to the Lockes to stop him.
This isn't the first time Hill's graphic novel series — which is illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez — has made a play at life on the small screen. Another pilot, starring Skylar Gaertner (Ozark) as Bode, was filmed in 2011, but FOX decline to order a series based on the episode.
In Hulu's Locke & Key adaptation, also directed by Muschietti, Scott will take on the role of Bode, the youngest Locke child. Frances O'Connor (The Conjuring 2) will play the children's mother, Nina Locke. There's no word yet on when the series will premiere on the streaming platform, but at least we're one step closer to seeing another of Hill's projects hit the screen.
See Jackson Robert Scott make his big-screen debut when IT hits theaters on Sep. 8.