Last year a lot of us were buzzing about the newest Viggo Mortensen flick “The Road“. There was even a bunch of early Oscar talk about the project. But then something funny happened… the film got bumped from 2008 to a “later date” that was never determined.
The film is based on the book of the same name that won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006. The story is a grim tale of survival and search for hope. Wikipedia describes the story as: “The Road follows a man and a boy, father and son, journeying together for many months across a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, some years – the period of time almost the same as the age of the boy – after a great, unexplained cataclysm. Civilization has been destroyed, and most species have become extinct. The sun is obscured by deep, dark clouds, and the climate has been altered radically. Plants do not grow. Humanity consists largely of bands of cannibals, their food-source captives, and refugee-travelers who scavenge for food. Remnants of corpses are seldom seen.”
Well the good news is the project has finally been given a release date. October 16th 2009.
I’ve been dying to see this movie and I was worried it was going to just disappear. This is good news. (Source: /film)