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Steven Spielberg eyes 'Locke & Key' series

Kurtzman, Orci to help turn comic into show

Steven Spielberg is teaming with "Star Trek" producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to adapt Joe Hill's supernatural comic book series "Locke & Key" into a TV series.

Novelist Hill -- aka Stephen King's son -- and producers have set up the project at 20th Century Fox TV.

"Locke & Key" chronicles Locke children as they attempt to recover from their father's murder by a deranged high school student. The family moves to a Maine island (named Lovecraft) where the youngest Locke discovers a doorway with supernatural qualities.

Josh Friedman ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") has been tapped as the project's showrunner.

Spielberg, Kurtzman and Orci have several TV projects in the works and previously collaborated on the film "Eagle Eye.

Kurtzman and Orci are launching CBS' "Hawaii Five-0' this fall, in addition to working on Fox's "Fringe."

Spielberg has been increasingly invested in TV projects of late, executive producing Fox's upcoming prehistoric family drama "Terra Nova" (which is also with 20th Century Fox TV), TNT's alien invasion drama "Fallen Skies" and HBO's Emmy-winning "The Pacific."