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The Road gets a date

Apr. 30, 2009by: Dave Davis
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If you were looking forward to seeing filthy futuristic Viggo Mortensen and his youngster traveling post-apocalyptic America, you were left with a hollow space where the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's bleak novel THE ROAD was originally meant to be.

The movie was intended for release in November of 2008 (thereby making it viable for possible/likely Oscar contention), but the date got delayed due to lengthy post-production.

Rather than dump it during another inopportune time of year, Dimension/The Weinstein Co. (who have become synonymous with delayed/non-existent movie releases) are obviously hoping to keep it in the running for next year's awards. According to Bloody Disgusting, they're finally giving it a launch on October 16th of this year.

The movie involves The Vig and his son on a journey across the grim futuristic landscape, contending with gangs of scavengers, cannibals and generally unpleasant and unwashed people.

Extra Tidbit: Mortensen has recorded nine albums of his poetry/music, and performs on the RETURN OF THE KING soundtrack.
Source: BD

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12:50PM on 05/01/2009
@Machinegunrap : "Oh, indeed!"
@Machinegunrap : "Oh, indeed!"
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12:09PM on 05/01/2009
I can't wait for this. Michael K. Williams needs to be a star!
I can't wait for this. Michael K. Williams needs to be a star!
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2:13AM on 05/01/2009
The Road, Where the Wild Things Are AND Scorsese's Shutter Island in October.

I look forward to that month more than any summer month this year. Films that look great AND have great stories and acting.
The Road, Where the Wild Things Are AND Scorsese's Shutter Island in October.

I look forward to that month more than any summer month this year. Films that look great AND have great stories and acting.
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1:35AM on 05/01/2009
YES...but wow...why so far away!
YES...but wow...why so far away!
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12:45AM on 05/01/2009
I read the book. Very good,though, I didn't find myself gushing over it, and I found the kid a little annoying at times. I look forward to the film being better than the book, mainly the visuals in the film will bring the dystopian future that much more alive.
I read the book. Very good,though, I didn't find myself gushing over it, and I found the kid a little annoying at times. I look forward to the film being better than the book, mainly the visuals in the film will bring the dystopian future that much more alive.
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11:20PM on 04/30/2009
Everything on all indicators says this movie could be amazing.

Not to mention October 16th will be amazing weekend because WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is out that same day too. =D
Everything on all indicators says this movie could be amazing.

Not to mention October 16th will be amazing weekend because WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is out that same day too. =D
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11:14PM on 04/30/2009
It's Viggo. 'Nuff said.
It's Viggo. 'Nuff said.
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11:02PM on 04/30/2009

YES!

I think Harvey's fallen back in love with the Oscars. At least I'm hoping it's that good. The book was pretty damn awesome.
I think Harvey's fallen back in love with the Oscars. At least I'm hoping it's that good. The book was pretty damn awesome.
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