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Road script review

08.25.2008

THE ROAD The folks over at "Quiet Earth" recently got their hands on the script for THE ROAD, the John Hillcoat directed feature adaptation of the award winning Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, and, no surprise, they loved the hell out of it. Adapted by Joe Penhall, the film stars Viggo Mortensen as a man traversing the ash strewn wasteland of a post-apocalyptic Earth with his son, attempting to survive the bitter cold and the rampaging cannibals. Here's a little excerpt:

I don't know how it's possible but everything, and I mean everything, from the book is in this script. No attempt whatsoever has been made to gloss over some of the book's more difficult subject matter and nowhere has Penhall tried to explain away the unexplainable. He truly gets this book and he gets why it was so effective.

It's a little spoilery so PROCEED with caution. The film opens November 26th.

Extra Tidbit: With this and THE PROPOSITION, Hillcoat is certainly becoming a director to be reckoned with.
Source: Quiet Earth

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