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Dierctor Mark Romanek and LOTR's Miranda Otto take it to TV for Locke & Key

11.22.2010

We haven't seen much of director Mark Romanek's work since the dark thriller ONE HOUR PHOTO -- he (wisely?) bolted the troubled update of THE WOLF MAN, and it looks like most of us will catch his latest drama NEVER LET ME GO on video.

Now Romanek is taking his skills to TV, and he's surrounded by some solid talent. Romanek is directing the Fox pilot "Locke & Key", based on the comic series by writer Joe Hill (son of macabre master Stephen King).

It won't be too surprising if it goes to series, considering it's being handled by Dreamworks and omnipresent producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (STAR TREK, COWBOYS & ALIENS). The script comes from Josh Friedman, showrunner on the underappreciated "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

Lovely LORD OF THE RINGS shieldmaiden Miranda Otto will play the mother of three kids, who after a family tragedy move to Keyhouse, "an unlikely New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all..."

Extra Tidbit: I dug the first arc of the comic, but it lost me in the second series when skulls started coming open...
Source: Deadline

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5:28PM on 11/23/2010
Anyone else read "Locke" and automatically think of LOST?

Sorry thats all I have to say..
Anyone else read "Locke" and automatically think of LOST?

Sorry thats all I have to say..
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6:19AM on 11/23/2010
Loved One Hour Photo (and Romanek's directing style), but this sounds terrible for a TV show.
Loved One Hour Photo (and Romanek's directing style), but this sounds terrible for a TV show.
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6:08AM on 11/23/2010
"shieldmaiden"; I like that. Glad to see Hill's work getting some live-action love, but what happened to the adaptation of his excellent novel "Heart-Shaped Box"?
"shieldmaiden"; I like that. Glad to see Hill's work getting some live-action love, but what happened to the adaptation of his excellent novel "Heart-Shaped Box"?
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11:36PM on 11/22/2010
Great, another good concept in the hands of Fox, and just as they destroyed Sarah Connor, Dollhouse and soon...Fringe, they will find a way to fuck this is up as well. The big 4 networks need to shrivel up and die and leave the quality programming to the cable networks.
Great, another good concept in the hands of Fox, and just as they destroyed Sarah Connor, Dollhouse and soon...Fringe, they will find a way to fuck this is up as well. The big 4 networks need to shrivel up and die and leave the quality programming to the cable networks.
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1:36PM on 11/23/2010
Yah FOX is notorious for this kind of crap I worked for them when Firefly came out, they showed it out of order because a pilot should have action, according to them, and not good drama. They basically canceled the show after 3 episodes and put in that stupid ass fast and furious rip off in its place which was canceled soon after, which show got a movie....hmmm. God I hate FOX.
Yah FOX is notorious for this kind of crap I worked for them when Firefly came out, they showed it out of order because a pilot should have action, according to them, and not good drama. They basically canceled the show after 3 episodes and put in that stupid ass fast and furious rip off in its place which was canceled soon after, which show got a movie....hmmm. God I hate FOX.
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