Cormac McCarthy's The Road Being Adapted Next
Although No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers highly anticipated latest film, is still a month from release, it's worth pointing out the author of the book the film is based off of - Cormac McCarthy. One of his other novels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller The Road, described as an "apocalyptic thriller", is getting adapted as well. This time the director is not as well known; John Hillcoat (2005's The Proposition) will direct a script written by Joe Penhall for Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Productions.
The story focuses on a father who walks alone with his son through a ravaged postwar American landscape in search of civilization. Initially Viggo Mortensen's name was attached to the lead role, but nothing is final and no contracts have been officially signed. The film is aiming to begin production in January.
It seems like Hollywood is eating up every possible working actor and putting them in a film prior to the strike next summer. You have to wonder who they'll hire if so many of our other favorites are already scheduled on some other film at that time. Has anyone read this book already? Thoughts?