I'm about 50 pages away from finishing The Road
, and all I think about when I'm reading it (apart from praying the two stumble across another can of peaches -- just one more can of peaches, please!) is what director John Hillcoat
is going to do with this sucker. It has the potential to be absolutely amazing, from a visual standpoint, and should make for an interesting comparison to Hillcoat's last film, The Proposition
-- which, like The Road
, was full of empty land and empty people. Needless to say, I cannot friggin' wait for this film to arrive in the fall.
Which brings us to this first image from The Road
, courtesy of Row Three
. The photo shows Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the father and son who attempt to head south across a post-apocalyptic United States, toward the coast. Along the way, they'll hide from cannibals, search for more food, clothing -- anything to keep them alive, really. The film, which is due out November 26, is based on the book by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men
) and also stars Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron.