Fox may have passed on a TV pilot based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Eisner Award-winning IDW horror comic series Locke & Key back in 2011, but now it seems it could be skipping the small screen altogether. Universal Pictures has optioned L&K with feature films in mind, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen set to produce through their K/O Paper Products banner alongside IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. Universal's EVP (Executive Vice President, not electronic voice phenomenon) of Production Jon Mone and Creative Executive Jay Polidoro will reportedly oversee the project, with Ben Kim developing on the K/O side of things.
TV: Ben McCool and Nikki Cook's Memoir has been acquired by Warner Bros. Television.
Anime: Images of the live action Ranma 1/2 cast in their TV special costumes have surfaced. Definitely no Dragonball Evolution shenanigans going on here.
Fresh Ink! Online host Blair Butler is back from Comic-Con with a special interview segment with the creators of one of her favorite comics, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez of IDW's Locke & Key. Blair catches up with the duo from th
Upcoming: Shout! Factory will release Transformers: Beast Wars the complete series collector's edition DVD box set on June 7. The set will include all 52 series episodes, new bonus content and a special 24-page comic, among other goodies.That's just prime by me.
: Jesse McCartney has joined the growing cast of Fox's upcoming Locke & Key TV pilot.
Materials: Is the quality of bristol board on the decline? Perhaps.
Photography: Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low's Manga Dreams exhibit immerses real subjects in a manga-style world.
Toys: Julian Fong knows that Lego minifigs and Street Fighter are a winning combo.