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Monday, June 9, 2008

Details on 'The Road' Film

The Times has a preview of the 'The Road', an adaptation of the award-winning Cormac McCarthy novel, here. I highly recommend the book-it is the best sci-fi novel I've read in quite awhile. It makes King's The Stand look like it was written by Danielle Steele. Of course, if you thought the film version of No Country For Old Men was too much of a bummer you may want to steer clear. The Road is a gut shot.

John Hillcoat (of whom I've never heard) will direct. Viggo Mortenson (good call!) plays the father. Kodi Smit-McPhee (again,?) plays the boy. The article contains only one false note-the film will contain a much bigger role for the mother (Charlize Theron). Let's hope it's not enough for an award campaign, because the mother plays such a small role in the novel.

Find me in line opening weekend.

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