The movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road directed by John Hillcoat and starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee was due for last year, but it’s been delayed because of post-production taking more time than expected.
Well, it seems they completed the job: the Weinstein Company is now announcing the release of the Road for October 16, 2009.
Plot of the Road:
“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.”
Actor Viggo Mortensen will mesmerize us in his embodiment of the fater, with Kodi Smit-McPhee as his son.