Published on September 22nd, 2009 | by Niall1
One for The Road
The long delayed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning, best-selling novel The Road has finally been given a release date. The film will make it’s way to Irish cinemas January 8, 2010. Dimension films have rescheduled and delayed this movie for more that a year now. The movie will be released Stateside November 25, which places it firmly in line for award season.
The story sees a father and son take to the titular road after the death of the mother. This journey is set in a post-apocalyptic world and sees the pair encounter cannibals, armed militia, as well as other refugees along the path south. The entire endeavour is a struggle to survive in a world no longer capable of sustaining life.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, there are plenty of reasons to be excited by the movie. The source material is fantastic. It’s got a fabulous cast, which includes Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron , Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall. The director knows how to portray desolation having helmed Nick Cave’s The Proposition. Visually it looks amazing, as evident in the trailer. And it’s serious science-fiction, more District 9 than Heroes.
The director, John Hillcoat, is promising to stick as close to the source material as possible. With the Coen brothers ‘ adaptation of No Country for Old Men having gone down a storm with critics and audiences alike, this is good news indeed. Expect to see this movie on the Oscar short-list in January.