The 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.
Roving Cannibals Stalk The Road
The Father (Viggo Mortensen) and The Son (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
hide from Cannibals
Father and Son discover a truck that's been abandoned. Or has it?
Father and Son walk The Road
Omar jacks unwary fools along The Road
Source: Film O Filia