After a number of attempts, Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House) have succeeded in adapting Joe Hill’s series of Locke & Key graphic novels for the streamer.
A tale in which keys unlock powers in the children of the Locke family – and sets a demon against – will premiere on Netflix on February 7th. Check out the announcement poster.
AMC Network’s streamer Shudder has announced the start of production on its horror anthology series, Creepshow.
The six-episode season will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including Joe Lansdale, Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Christopher Buehlman, Bruce Jones, John Esposito and Rob Schrab.
Joe Hill’s novel, NOS4A2 is being adapted for television by AMC.
Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen, a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx – who feeds off the souls of children.
Jami O’Brien (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Hell On Wheels”) created the show for television, and will serve as showrunner. The show will premiere in 2019.
Horns is based on the novel by Joe Hill. It stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, broken-hearted young man who is believed by everyone in town to have raped and murdered his girlfriend, Merrin Williams. Things get weird when he awakens after a night of serious drinking with horns beginning to grow out of his forehead.
Written by Keith Bunin (In Treatment) and directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), Horns is a deeply disturbed, bleakly funny and frequently scary little film that gives Radcliffe another quality role.
IDW Publishing, publishers of such bestselling projects as Angel: After the Fall, Doctor Who: Agent Provacateur, and Welcome to Hoxford, has had five of its titles nominated for Eisner Awards. The Eisner Awards, named for comics legend Will Eisner, are given for creative achievement in American comic books.
IDW’s nominees are: Best Limited Series and Best Writer for Joe Hill’s Lock & Key; Best Reality-Based Work for Fishtown, and two nominations for Best Archival Collections/Project – Strips for The complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, and Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles – both part of The Library of American Comics, and compiled and edited by Dean Mullaney.
Locke & Key tells about Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and is home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. Joe Hill is the bestselling author of The Heart-Shaped Box.
Fishtown captures the story of four Philadelphia teenagers and their involvement with the murder of a sixteen-year-old boy. Kevin Colden wrote and illustrated Fishtown, which was originally released as a webcomic and won a Xeric Award for weekly series.
The Complete Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, is the second series to be released under IDW’s The
Library of American Comics imprint, and is edited and designed by Dean Mullaney. Volume One contains more than 1,000 daily comics in nine complete stories, from the very first strip in August, 1924 through October, 1927.
Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles is a comprehensive, 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Scorchy Smith strip, the groundbreaking 1930s aviation adventure series by Noel Sickles. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Scorchy Smith also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles’s life and the decades-long influence of his work, while showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America’s foremost magazine illustrators.