New images from ‘The Road’

Posted by · 9:42 am · August 7th, 2008

(from left) Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Scott-McPhee in The RoadOur friends at Cinematical point us this morning to six new images from John Hillcoat’s “The Road,” debuting over at USA Today with a nice accompanying story from Scott Bowles.

I didn’t realize Hillcoat was filming this in Pittsburgh, probably one of my favorite sleepy cities in the entire country.  Bowles quotes the director as follows:

It’s a beautiful place in fall with the colors changing…But in winter, it can be very bleak. There are city blocks that are abandoned. The woods can be brutal. We didn’t want to go the CGI world.  We wanted the heightened reality in the book.

Very cool.  Star Viggo Mortensen is also quoted.  You can read the rest here.

I’m currently thumbing my way through Cormac McCarthy’s book.  I’ve told a few friends who loved that it hasn’t exactly blown my skirt up yet, though more often than not the answer is, “Finish it and we’ll talk.”  Fair enough.  I do love the atmosphere McCarthy creates, more so than any of his other works.

Dimension Films will be releasing “The Road” on November 11.  The film will have its North American debut at the Toronto Film Festival on Steptember 11.

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  • 1 8-07-2008 at 10:06 am

    Blake Rutherford said...

    I will be interested to hear your thoughts once you complete the book.

  • 2 8-07-2008 at 4:05 pm

    Ivan said...

    The Road is becoming a truly dark horse for Best Picture and Best Director, I think its time to put it in the shortlist.

    I expect right now :
    Best Picture
    Best Director
    Best Actor
    Best SupportingActor
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Film Editing
    Best Production Design