Tuesday, May 20, 2008
FIRST PHOTO: THE ROAD
While reading some stuff over at http://www.joblo.com/ I followed a link to http://www.rowthree.com/?s=The+Road which had the first shot (above) from John Hillcoat's THE ROAD, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN). Hillcoat, who previously directed the unflinchingly dark and completely brilliant Australian western THE PROPOSITION, is a surpremely talented director and I'm very excited for this new film. THE PROPOSITION is a true ass-kicker of a movie, and the story of THE ROAD, one of a post-apocalyptic future with a father and son on the run from deranged mutants, is loaded with potential. Add to that the casting of Viggo Mortensen (above), Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce and the film is looking even better. Joe Penall, who wrote the diabolical screenplay for ENDURING LOVE, is credited with the adaptation. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who both collaborated on the musical scores to THE PROPOSITION and THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, are composing the music. THE ROAD is scheduled for release on November 26, 2008.