Friday, September 18, 2009

The Road Preview/Synopsis + Trailer

The Road Oct. 19

Directed by John Hillcoat ( The Proposition ) Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Garrett Dillahunt and Robert Duvall. Written by Joe Penhall ( Enduring Love ), Cinematography by Javiar Aguirresarobe ( Goya's Ghosts, Vicky Cristina Barcelona ) Edited by Joe Gregory ( In Bruges, Pushing Tin ) Original music by Nick Cave ( The Proposition )

The Road is an adaptation from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Cormac McCarthy about a man and his son trying to survive living on the earth that has just gone through some catacalysmic disaster and trying to make their way to the ocean to which they believe will be their safest place to be. In the time being, the man will do anything for the survival of his son, with not so nice types of whoever that has also survived the event roaming the barren landscapes. To say more would be spoilers.

Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language. 119 min.

Oscar chances ? Bleak premise but strong in storytelling, but if material comes over as strong as it does in the novel, then I could see it getting nods for Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor ( McPhee ) Art Direction, Screenplay and Cinematography.

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