Guy Pearce Joins The Road

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It looks like Guy Pierce has made a quality life decision and has decided to work on the post apocalyptic movie The Road! We get the scoop from the moviehole:

Australian duo Guy Pearce and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Romulus, My Father”) have joined the cast of “The Road” based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Bloody Disgusting hears that Robert Duvall may also be part of the cast. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food–and each other

YES!!!! I love post apocalyptic films and this one sounds awesome. When shit goes bad – YOU ALWAYS HEAD T OTHE OCEAN! This was the goal in the Road Warrior, this is the goal of this movie, and it makes perfect sense. Most of the world’s population lives along the coast because it is rife with living things, and sans electricity, the beach is still bitchin’.

If Robert Duvall joins this cast it will just heap loads of goodness on an already awesome announcement. I am very pumped about this and certainly look forward to checking it out when it is upon us. We will be sure to keep you afloat of any updates!

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17 thoughts on “Guy Pearce Joins The Road

  1. The book was fantastic, especially me being a single father of a boy in the neighborhood of the age of the boy in the book, even though we never find out many details. I have a feeling that Hollywood is going to mess this book up. They will have to add some explosions and an explanation where there should not be. Part of the magic of the book was not knowing what happened.

    on a more serious note, Guy Pierce is horrible. unwatchable. and he’s short. no short person can be a good actor. excpet Vern Troyer. he’s awesome.

  2. Yes it was a good read.

    It will be interesting to see how hollywood will go with it. Will they stick to the dialog focused father & son story with the pockets of action like the book… or will they try to make it road warrior like, which there’re hints of happening around them but is not what the book is focused directly on?

  3. Since none of you have read the book, you should know that it has almost no climax. And is pretty much, them traveling past all the cool stuff.

  4. I dont know anything about the book but Canukclou scared the hell of me above.
    I like Guy Pearce since MEMENTO,and im stil waiting for his jump for the stardom.
    lets hope this one goes well.

  5. I wonder who he’s playing? There aren’t many characters in the book.

    I think it could make a great movie if they do it right. And people who had a problem with “the ending” of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN will shit their pants in frustration from this one. Hopefully they will encourage this by advertising like it’s MAD MAX.

  6. The novel was written by the guy who wrote ‘No Country For Old Men’ and the movie is being directed by the guy who made ‘The Proposition’. Now this news about Pearce. So far it sounds great.

  7. WHAT?! Suspense? This book would never have been as big as it was without the “Oprah’s Book Club” sticker plastered on it in every Walmart across America. The book sucked, the pace was awful and the movie will suck just as bad. Prove me wrong Hollywood, make a quality film out of this stinker!

  8. Sounds interesting. Does anyone remembers Guy when he starred in the Austrailian soap nieghbours backing the lates 80’s early 90’s. the boys done good since then

  9. It is an amazing book…..heard Viggo Mortensen is the dad. WHO IS DIRECTING?
    This could be an amazing “visual” movie…..super creepy….tons of suspense….not a ton of whiz-bang action, but suspense is ALWAYS building.
    Can’t wait for more info.

  10. Royal, you too will be disappointed then. The book never references or explains what the cause of the apocalypse is.

    Its a father and son story. Period.

  11. Okay, this post-apocalyptic movie sounds interesting – much more interesting than the upcoming Rhona Mitra movie. I’m down for it as long as they give me some wide angle long shots of the $hit hitting the fan and setting everything in motion.

  12. Lou’s got it. I don’t see how they will make this film work on screen all that well without changing the original story. I loved the book and I am really interested to see how they approach it. Read it if you haven’t.

  13. I agree. Nothing beats a post apocalyptic drama/horror/si-fi movie. And the cast is top notch (with Viggo Mortensen too). But then I read this: Marc Cuban exec producer and I say – “uh-oh”.

  14. You should rein in your expectations Doug. This is a very low key and depressing story with only a glimmer of hope.

    There’s next to no action and its basically a concentration camp roadshow. Its a solid read but unless they sex it up for the movie its not going to be anything to get one’s pulse racing.

  15. Good. Pearce is one of the top actors working today yet doesn’t seem to get the recognition the others get such as: Bale, Day-Lewis, etc.

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