New (Dirty) Pic From The Road

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the road New (Dirty) Pic From The RoadThere’s a new photo of Viggio Mortensen and young Australian actor Kodi-Smit McPhee from the upcoming film adaptation of author Cormac McCarthy’s already-classic (and stunning) novel, The Road. And believe me when I say: this pic is dirty.

Get your mind out of the gutter!

The pic shows The Man (Mortensen) and his son, The Boy (McPhee), looking as dirty, disheveled, down-trodden and near-death as McCarthy so vividly depicted them in his novel.

For those who are not lovers of top-notch literature, The Road is set in an America that has been plunged back into the Dark Ages by an unmentioned Apocalyptic disaster. In this desolate time, survivors scour the ash-covered countryside looking for shelter, supplies, weapons, and food of any kind… even it means feeding on one another.

As Winter approaches, The Man and The Boy realize they cannot survive another cold season on the East Coast, as virtually every usable supply and suitable food source has already been picked clean. Rumors of a haven in the West send The Man and The Boy off on a cross country trek, with one broken shopping cart to hold their small cache of supplies and a single gun, with a single bullet, to protect them from roving gangs and cannibals. A harrowing and poignant meditation on the meaning of fatherhood,The Road is easily one of the best books I’ve read in the last decade.

Here’s what Mortensen had to say in recent interview about bringing The Road to life onscreen:

“We knew that the journey of making a movie out of McCarthy’s book ‘The Road’ would be both physically and emotionality challenging. There is a certain degree of sadness, fear and regret that ‘The Man’ carries inside as he strives to protect his son and ensure their survival in an impossible world.”

However, if you think that this movie is going to be some heart-felt piece of fluff, my friend… you do not know Cormac McCarthy. I invite you to head over to IMDB and read the cast of characters. If names like “Cannibal #1″ and “Cannibal #2″ don’t grab you, I’m sure “Baby Eater” will. If you like horror movies that have actual weight and soul, then this film is definitely for you.

…Of course there’s no telling WHEN you’ll get to see The Road, since Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. have pulled the film from its original release date of November 14, 2008,  in favor of a release date that will generate the most cash for the struggling studio-whenever THAT is. (Thanks, Harvey.)

For now, take a look at the pic of Mortensen and McPhee in character, some older photos here, and then tell us what you think about how The Road is paving out.

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  1. I hope they get this movie out soon but I should proably read the book first lol

  2. The book isn’t necessarily set in the USA. Its more of a where is this country, not one mention of a country but of a war

  3. The book was horrific in its reality…
    This film will be very disturbing…

  4. @790

    I thought The Happening would be disturbing as well … and it was but for all the wrong reasons

  5. Apocalyptic disaster, baby eating cannibals and a disturbing story…I’m sold. Guess I’ll have to read the novel as well.

  6. INK, have you read this novel ??
    Its like Swan Song without Swan… There’s no happy ending here.
    Its a bleak story of a broken human race, with very little hope…

    If they capture the essence of the book, the film will cause many a sleepless night.
    forget about Jason or Freddy,,, this could be the most disturbing film since,,, (Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer), in its realism…

    And if you havnt seen HPOASK, don’t I hated that film because it was too real and disturbing. (Even I have limits)

  7. Im unsure how i will handle the cannible part. Blood and inside organs and murders i can deal with… baby eaters on the other hand i might be the one running out of the theater makeing sure i dont puke up my popcorn, guess I wont eat anything before i see that lol

  8. The story is actually set in America, it’s mentioned in the synopsis at the beginning of the book. And as for the whole baby eating thing, the book doesn’t actually depict anyone killing or eating a baby, but the father and son do find an abandoned campsite with a headless infant corpse cooking on a spit over an open fire. Presumably it was stillborn. Can’t wait to see the film.

  9. The book was a phenomenal read! So dark and relentless in its hopelessness that you actually felt as though you were slogging through the wasteland with them. It has its moments of nightmarish horror as well. As far as I know, this movie is slated for a mid to late November release…anyone seen a trailer???? all there is are 5-6 pics floating around. they really should be drumming up major marketing considering McCarthy’s “No Country” winning best pic last year! this movie will only be a blip on the radar when it could be another best pic contender!

  10. @paul

    that makes me feel a little better lol

    @deacon

    I tried trying to find a trailer but no one as one yet, their website isnt even up yet. However i did find a lot of interesting pics of the cannibal victims and i have to say they look pretty f***** up lol, I think thats the nicest way i can put it

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