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 clichés 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.