Hulu’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has made a switch at director. Originally being helmed by Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson, the series pilot will not be directed by Andy Muschietti (Stephen King’s It). Derrickson had to step aside due to scheduling conflicts with another project, the TNT pilot adaptation of Snowpiercer.
Muschietti seemed like an easy pick as his sister Barbara Muschietti was already on board the project as producer. Andy will also be an executive producer on the series going forward.
Locke and Key is based on the IDW Comics horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.
This is the second time an adaptation of the comic series has been attempted, with the first being for Fox for the 2010-2011 season. Muschietti is known for his 2013 film Mama and the upcoming adaptation / reboot of It.