The next step toward a Locke & Key feature film has been taken, as Universal has optioned the property with superstar writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as producers along with Bobby Cohen and IDW CEO Ted Adams, according to Hollywood Reporter.  News of a feature film with Kurtzman and Orci attached had leaked out last fall (see "'Locke & Key' Feature"), but Universal's involvement is a big move forward.

The property has gotten close to the small screen, but Fox passed on the series after a pilot was shot (see "'Locke & Key' Trailer").  Five volumes of the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez have been released by IDW Publishing.