Via Bryan Cairns at Sci Fi Wire
We really want to see The Road, but Dimension Films isn’t making it easy. They’ve delayed and rescheduled it for more than a year, which we all know is usually a sign that a film’s in trouble. Director John Hillcoat tried to convince us it was just a case of the movie studio being overeager, though:
“They were always way over-optimistic about their dates,” Hillcoat said. “I always said to everyone the first one can’t be done. Sometimes people are over-optimistic. I was being a realist. We missed that date, and we knew it had to be released in the fall, so it slid into this year.”
That sounds like hedging to us, but whatever. The important point is, The Road has an actual release date now: Nov. 25. That’s a pretty good date, too, because it puts the film squarely in the holiday season, and it’s traditionally the best time to get a film in front of Oscar voters. Troubled or brilliant, we’re dying to see this for a bunch of reasons:
♦It’s based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-winning best-seller.
♦It’s got a great cast, headlined by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
♦It’s a serious sci-fi movie in an era of superheroes and cannibalistic cheerleaders.
♦Hillcoat makes it sound pretty amazing.
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I honestly didn’t know that was what The Road was about. I may have to go get it now before the movie comes out. I love how many great looking, realistic science fiction movies have been coming out lately.
Have you read the book? Will you go see the movie?