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Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart are On the Road in this new trailer

Mar. 10, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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Upon hearing about the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's ON THE ROAD, the only thing I was sure of was Sam Riley. If you've seen CONTROL, you know what I mean. As for the rest of the equation I was skeptical and even after seeing the first trailer that hasn't changed.

I think the film looks a lot better than I figured it would. Not only is it easy on the eyes, but it carries a spirit akin to the book. Now will the entire movie pan out to be like that? I can't say for sure on that one. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

Synopsis: After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.

Extra Tidbit: "If Jack Kerouac had never written ON THE ROAD, The Doors would never have existed" Ray Manzarek, co-founder of the band
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3:46PM on 03/12/2012
Viggo always looked like Dean Moriarty from the Penguin books cover of On the Road.
Viggo always looked like Dean Moriarty from the Penguin books cover of On the Road.
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9:47AM on 03/12/2012

Viggo as William Burroughs?

I'm in. This looks promising
I'm in. This looks promising
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8:22PM on 03/10/2012
Seems really good!

The only thing bothering me is Sal's voice, but then again that's only because when I read the book, I never imagined his voice to be this deep. So it's a very minor thing.
Seems really good!

The only thing bothering me is Sal's voice, but then again that's only because when I read the book, I never imagined his voice to be this deep. So it's a very minor thing.
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4:56PM on 03/10/2012
Looks good to me.
Looks good to me.
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2:36AM on 03/10/2012

Looks like

quality.
quality.
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1:06AM on 03/10/2012
As I said on the forums, loving the vibe I'm getting from the trailer. It definitely still feels like a companion piece for me to Motorcycle Diaries (which is awesome cause that's one of my all-time favourites) but with its own American vibe.

I was also on the same page re: Riley's awesomeness in Control while being unsure of Hedlund and Stewart but they look like they fit right in. And Stewart worked just fine for me in Into the Wild so I think it'll be fine. If anyone can pull this off,
As I said on the forums, loving the vibe I'm getting from the trailer. It definitely still feels like a companion piece for me to Motorcycle Diaries (which is awesome cause that's one of my all-time favourites) but with its own American vibe.

I was also on the same page re: Riley's awesomeness in Control while being unsure of Hedlund and Stewart but they look like they fit right in. And Stewart worked just fine for me in Into the Wild so I think it'll be fine. If anyone can pull this off, it's Walter Salles and crew. He's great at pulling off mood pieces. Eric Gautier will be the king of road movies after this (having shot Motorcycle Diaries, Into the Wild, and now On the Road).

And is that a bit of Santaolalla's score in the latter half? Sounds beautiful if it is. Also love that little monologue at the end which I can only assume is from the book. Really makes me want to read it now.
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1:11AM on 03/10/2012
You stole the words right out of the mouth
You stole the words right out of the mouth