First Photos From The Road

Published 5 years ago by , Updated July 7th, 2014 at 10:04 am,

the road First Photos From The RoadThe first stills from the upcoming adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s instant classic The Road have hit The Web, and the photos seem to indicate that the film is doing its best to stay faithful to the novel.

And that’s just the way it should be.

For those who read blogs and not books, The Road is the gripping story of an unnamed man and his son, who are making their final trek across the wasteland of post-apocalyptic America towards the California coast, where salvation and warmer weather hopefully await. They have just one gun, two bullets, and a wobbly shopping cart of supplies to keep them alive and protected from roving bands of cannibals, thieves and degenerates. (National Lampoon’s Vacation this is not.)

The Road is slated for a November 26, 2008 release. It stars Viggo Mortensen  as “The Father”, Charlize Theron as “The Wife” and twelve-year old Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee as “The Son”. Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall and Michael K. Williams (aka “Omar” from The Wire) all costar. The Road is directed by John Hillcoat.

The photos are captioned below. Take a look.

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Roving Cannibals Stalk The Road

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The Father (Viggo Mortensen) and The Son (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
hide from Cannibals

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Father and Son discover a truck that’s been abandoned. Or has it?

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Father and Son walk The Road

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Omar jacks unwary fools along The Road

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  1. Hey Kofi, (liked your Batman3 treatment btw) have you read this book? I have a close friend that read it and was deeply effected. This story is deeply depressing and base. It pulls no punches and in terms of horror movies makes films like “Mirrors” look like a carnival ride.
    If they stay true to the novel this will be a huge profound hit. One this country can use right now. ;-)

    If this is PG-13 then forget everything I said.
    :-(

  2. sweet man, good article.

    this movie looks great and surprisingly i didnt even know about it

  3. to 790:

    Yeah I read THE ROAD this summer. Great book. The sick thing is, it’s not even Cormac McCarthy’s best. I recommend “Blood Meridian” (which I think might be adapted to film as well,) and/or “Child Of God.” They’re all pretty sick.

  4. Looks kind of like Lone Wolf and Cub.. but I bet the trolley doesn’t have any hidden weapons to dismember cannibals.

  5. Jae Senn, what book is that from?

    Kofi, have you ever read Swang Song or War Day, there both similar stories.

  6. It’s from the Lone Wolf and Cub TV series. I think it’s an old series.. feels like it was made in the 70s. That ronin guy just drifts along with his kid in tow. Most of the time in the pram, but sometimes out of the pram. That baby pram is full of hidden weapons that can be used to ambush ninjas.

  7. Oh, I thought that was something I’d read somwhere? Hmm.

    sorry lol.,,,,, it got that title wrong.
    (Swan Song): Robert R. McCammon.
    War Day: James Kunetka and Witley Strieber.
    Both stories about a post nuked america.

    I’m not sure I will even see “The Road” just too disturbing for me at this time.

  8. But I bet it won’t be as cool as the Bruce Campbell flick “Mindwarp”!

  9. Tell me more Jae Senn ??? I havnt heard of that.

  10. Here you go, 790! Best of luck trying to find the DVD at the video store ’cause I haven’t been able to..

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100152/

  11. It’s a post-apocalyptic flick similar to “I Am Legend” or “The Time Machine”.. plenty of gore and stuff, typical of Bruce Campbell B-flicks.

    Seems that live HTTP links can be inserted here, but the IMDB link is hxxp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100152/ . You can check out some reviews there to get a good idea what the film is about.

  12. I’m gonna check that,,,
    Bruce was hella funny in Comic Book the Movie, and I love his B movie work,,,
    I would sure love to see him get into some serious Sci-Fi roles. I know he’s had a few but I don’t see why the studios don’t go after him in a lead role capacity. The guys great.

  13. I think the last movie I saw him in was “Bubba Ho-Tep”.

    The last time I watched him was with my housemate a few months back, laughing at “This.. is my BOOMSTICK!”

  14. How cool would it have been if Bruce was in “The Road” playing “the man” in a serious role for a change,,,! ;-)

    Bubba Ho Tep was one of his best films IMO !!!!! He makes a great Elvis !

  15. Dude I totally rememeber seeing that. I think it was on VHS,,, I’m totally goin on a hunt for that this week. ;-)

  16. HAHAHA!!! Elvis and a black JFK going after an evil mummy.. how’s that for imaginative??

    I think those studios should come up with more polished variants of these cool B-movies instead of rebooting franchises or remaking old movies all the time.

  17. Right on Jae Senn,
    I totally agree,,,
    I hate remakes and reboots are still reboots.

    (Bubba Ho-Tep)
    I loved the Elvis backstory, that covered his sightings and what really happend to Elvis, very creative.
    It was also Ossie Davis’s last film before he died.
    Really great film !!

  18. Yeah.. really enjoyable (and somewhat cheesy) romp.. I really pitied the part when JFK fell off his wheelchair and the mummy attacked him.. Hahaha..

    Another era of movies that I liked was the 80s, during the Reagan Administration. TV Series and movies were as politically incorrect as they come. Airwolf shot up Gadaffi’s summer palace compound, remember? And the bad guys are always the Soviets.

    I think that’s also another factor that made movies lame eventually.. too much political correctness because of some groups that can’t take things in jest and laugh at themselves from time to time.

  19. I love my Bubba Ho Tep Screener, even the scenes that are in B/W,,,

    Well films & tv, often reflect the state of what’s up during the time.

    We’ve gone from the Cold war to the War on Terror,,,,

    But were getting way off topic and Kofi’s gonna kick my ,,,, tomarrow. ;-)

  20. @790

    Holy crap! My entire childhood was Robert R. McCammon! Swan Song, Wolf’s Hour, Baal, Gone South, and Stinger were my horror upbringing. (F’ Steven King!) McCammon and Brian Lumely who wrote the Necroscope series. Probably why I was a screwed up kid. :-P And here I thought I was the only one to read that stuff! HA!

  21. Yeah ppnkof, I havnt read all those other books but Swan Song sure stood out as a memorable read. I remember I gave a copy to a friend once he was flying to Germany, he read the entire book on the flight, and told me he couldn’t stop reading it.
    Very powerfull story. Great ending.
    I’m sure they would screw it up, but it sure would be a intense film,,, ;-)

  22. FYI, the Lone Wolf and Cub series was based loosely on the movie “Shogun Assassin” (which was also mentioned towards the end of Kill Bill 2).

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