“Locke & Key” Pilot To Air At Comic Con?

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I came across this interesting tidbit on IGN. I think in years past they’ve screened different things on Preview Night. I could be wrong though. If they do screen this at Comic Con I’ll be interesting to see when and where. There probably won’t be a panel since the show wasn’t picked up which means how will they handle a screening? Maybe it’ll be held as an event/panel at one of the hotels which are often used as much needed extra space during the event.

Locke & Key Pilot May Screen at Comic-Con
FOX has passed on the series, but fans may still get to see the comic book adaptation.
June 14, 2011
by Eric Goldman

When a pilot is not picked up to series, it’s rare it gets released publically in any way, with rare exceptions, such as Aquaman being put on iTunes a few years ago. Now though, it looks like Locke & Key may get shown at San Diego Comic-Con.

Joe Hill, the creator of the comic book upon which the Locke & Key pilot was based, revealed the news on Twitter, writing the following:

@joe_hill Had word yesterday we’ll probably be able to show the LOCKE & KEY pilot at SDCC. It’s not certain – things could change – but seems likely.less than a minute ago via web

Locke & Key was one of the more notable pilots to be passed on this year, given its impressive pedigree. Based on Hill’s acclaimed comic book, it was executive produced by the uber-successful/busy Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek) and was executive produced and written by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) directed a cast that included Nick Stahl (Terminator 3) and Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings).

Though FOX didn’t pick up the pilot to series, the network’s president, Kevin Reilly, still spoke highly of it. Executives from 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the project, told The Hollywood Reporter last month that they were talking to various cable outlets about possibly picking up Locke & Key, though there has been no word on that since.

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