‘Locke & Key’ Pilot Will Be Shown at Comic Con

It isn’t often that a network decides to showcase a property that it decided not to fully embrace, but that is exactly what Fox will allow to happen with the comic book adaptation Locke & Key next month at Comic Con. The pilot was directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Never Let Me Go) with Miranda Otto and Nick Stahl in the cast, but Fox elected not to pick up the show. Despite that fact, the company has given its blessing for comic publisher IDW to hold a panel presentation for the show at Comic Con, complete with a screening of the full pilot.

Deadline says that the panel will take place July 22 at 10:30 AM with comic creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as Josh Friedman (pilot writer/producer), Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The show was envisioned as a summer series, then possibly a fall prospect, before Fox decided not to pick it up at all. It was shopped to other cable networks, and finally just killed. But the obvious question is whether good audience response to the pilot might give the series new life.

Here is the official synopsis from the publisher:

Locke & Key tells of 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…! Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill has received the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story, and the Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award-2007, among his growing collection of critical accolades. (source)

Posted by Janine on 23 June 2011 | Filed under Projects
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InStyle Women of Style Awards

Miranda has been nominated in the InStyle Women of Style Awards!

The awards honour and champion Australia’s most inspirational and innovative women across nine categories, including fashion, beauty, lifestyle, news and entertainment, charity and community, and the arts. All the nominees are successful pioneers in their chosen fields. All nominees have been selected by InStyle.

Winners are chosen by the Women of Style judging panel, which includes: fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan; entrepreneur and environmental campaigner, Layne Beachley; journalist and author, Jana Wendt; director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor; film director, Gillian Armstrong; designer and co-founder of Dinosaur Designs, Louise Olsen; CEO of Harvey Norman Holdings, Katie Page; founder of Bloom Cosmetics, Natalie Bloom; and general manager of communications for Audi Australia, Janet Markus.

You and your friends can vote for Miranda in the Readers’ Choice category on the InStyle website – instylemag.com.au. Miranda is a nominee under the Arts/Culture section. There will be a red-carpet event held in May to reveal the winners.

Posted by Janine on 4 April 2011 | Filed under Miranda News
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New layout

I finally put up a new layout. The old one was gorgeous but it had been online for quite a long time. Anyways, I shall try and get the site updated more frequently. I have yet to upload a new gallery layout and hope to be able to get that online tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Posted by Janine on 23 February 2011 | Filed under Site News
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Vogue Australia 50th Anniversary Party

Miranda’s made another appearance — and my favorite this year so far at that! On July 31 2009, the lovely Miranda Otto attended the Vogue Australia 50th Anniversary Party in Sydney with actor-husband Peter O’brien, looking nothing short of stunning in a strapless, leopard-print gown. Check out the photos of Miranda at the event at our gallery! Enjoy.

- Vogue Australia 50th Anniversary Party (31/7/09)

Posted by Janine on 3 August 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Otto: “If you’re depressed, it’s hard to give”

Have a look at this interesting interview from today’s Melbourne International Film Festival Blessed premiere, in which Miranda Otto et al. discuss the film and its premise. Courtesy of The Age:

Miranda Otto says there is something primal about being a mother.

She tells the story of her mother running to the rescue when young Miranda was being hassled by some vile children. “She ran out and slapped one of them. It wasn’t a big slap,” she says.

Otto, with actors Frances O’Connor, Victoria Haralabidou and Deborra-lee Furness, was at the Sofitel Hotel yesterday morning talking about motherhood and love.

“If you’re depressed, it’s hard to give,” Otto says. Furness adds: “Some people just don’t have the tools to be good parents.”

They weren’t talking about their fellow actors but the characters they play in Blessed, a film that weaves together stories about mothers and children living in hard circumstances.

Otto’s character is lonely, lost and addicted to the pokies. She loses track of herself and of her kids, who wander the night. Furness plays a hard-working mother with a jobless, emotionally dehydrated husband (William McInnes) and an awareness that her family is more akin to the walking dead than a thriving entity. Haralabidou plays a young widow struggling to put food on the table.

It all sounds pretty grim, but the glue and light of the film is “the universality of motherhood”

Posted by Janine on 25 July 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized
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