Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Road is F-ing Tough

With filming wrapped and a release date set for November 26th, Cormac McCarthy modern masterpiece The Road will be hitting the big screen. Staring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee and directed by John Hillcoat the story is a post-apocalyptic tale of a father and son trying to survive a new, terrifying landscape.

With new stills of the film released John Hillcoat sat down for an interview to describe his approach to the the translation from novel to film:
"What's moving and shocking about McCarthy's book is that it's so believable," Mr. Hillcoat said. "So what we wanted is a kind of heightened realism, as opposed to the 'Mad Max' thing, which is all about high concept and spectacle. We're trying to avoid the clich├ęs of apocalypse and make this more like a natural disaster."

For more on the The Road visit the nytimes for an article on the film.