Must Watch: Brand New Trailer for John Hillcoat's The Road

October 30, 2009
Source: Yahoo

The Road Trailer

The Weinstein Company has debuted a second, brand new trailer for John Hillcoat's The Road adapted from the beloved Cormac McCarthy novel. A lot has changed since the first trailer for The Road debuted in May - mainly that lots of critics and people have finally seen the film (including me, read my review). It not has great buzz and confirmation that it stays true to the themes of the book, including that they never reveal why the world is the way it is, and so on. This new trailer captures how depressing and bleak and hopeless the film feels, which sounds bad, but is actually one of the many reasons why it's such a wonderful film.

Watch the official trailer for John Hillcoat's The Road:

You can also watch the trailer for The Road in High Definition on Yahoo

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man (Viggo Mortensen) and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

The Road is directed by Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat, of To Have and to Hold and the western The Proposition previously. The screenplay was adapted by Joe Penhall (Enduring Love, The Undertaker) and is based on Cormac McCarthy's beloved novel of the same name. After delaying the film for more than a year, The Weinstein Company will now officially be bring The Road to theaters on November 25th this fall.

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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments


I cannot wait to see this movie. Also, wasn't the road moved up to Nov. 25? Oct. 16 already past.

Josh S on Oct 30, 2009


Wow. I'm in.

Quanah on Oct 30, 2009


Can't wait to see this one. But what's with the fucked op score halfway the trailer..

Robbie on Oct 30, 2009


definitely taking my dad to see this! should be a perfect father son movie!

xerxex on Oct 30, 2009


Eh its an alright movie.

jesse on Oct 30, 2009


I both loved and hated the book so it looks like it might be the same with the movie, however I don think the movie will be quite as depressing and unrelenting and make you feel as depressed as the book but who knows, it almost seems like theres a spark or hope when in reading the book I felt none at all.

Richard on Oct 30, 2009


I got the same exact feelings Richard very depressing book.

xerxex on Oct 30, 2009


Amazing trailer. I can't wait to see it.

Lisa on Oct 30, 2009


Dimension completely destroyed this movie marketing-wise just by putting this horrible trailer online. Who the hell approved the use of that music in a movie based on "The Road"? Seriously. They obviously don't have any clue of what to do with this flick. I already feel sorry for everyone who put their hearts into making this movie.

Dodger on Oct 30, 2009


Was good until that cheesy, soaring music started. And who the hell thought it was a good idea to add in that 'Real Monsters' scream?

Nick on Oct 30, 2009


I was with it until halfway through because of that music. I believe I also heard a little sound clip of that typical over used scream. >.<

Sabes on Oct 30, 2009


Nice "Howie Scream" in there... This trailer really lowered my expectations for the movie. Hopefully they will be redeemed when I see it.

Jeff on Oct 30, 2009


For such a great book it didn't get the respect it deserved.

germs on Oct 30, 2009


didnt get the respect it deserved, germ? it won the pulitzer prize.

stew on Oct 30, 2009


I enjoyed the first trailer better. That music at the end ruined this one. Still looking forward to seeing the movie though. The novel is worth checking out too. I've started on it and it's pretty awesome so far.

Golgo 13 on Oct 30, 2009


im surprised you didnt use the word epic. but the movie does look good

mrmr on Oct 30, 2009


looks good to me.

beavis on Oct 31, 2009


Great trailer... until that stupid out of place Wilhelm scream!

Ben on Oct 31, 2009


Ugh, the person who picked the music is a moron.

Hall on Oct 31, 2009


trailer looks awesome,but the music is awful!!!!

splinter on Oct 31, 2009


Just finished the book today. I hope the movie is as good as the book. The only thing the trailer is missing is RAIN!!! I can only agree with most of you and tell you how much i hate the music in the trailer. I urge anyone who hasn't, to read the book NOW before the release.

scotty on Oct 31, 2009


deff fucked up this trailer. ONE HUGE STEP BACKWARDS. I was also iffy about that scream since the first trailer

william on Oct 31, 2009


stew, I meant in terms of being adapted to film.

germs on Oct 31, 2009


much better trailer then the first one can not wait

sairan on Oct 31, 2009


they had to put in that chedar uplifting music to combat the word of mouth that this film will get, which is going to be that it's a way depressing film.... I saw the film, its really good and remarkably similar to the novel..depressing.. I agree about the wilhelm scream-funny

hamish on Oct 31, 2009


2:12......same sound fx used for the past 30 years.

Tom on Oct 31, 2009


No #26 that sound wave has been around ever since the first half life was created. Yes its from that videogame.

Cody on Nov 1, 2009


no sir, you are wrong

kcm on Nov 1, 2009


That is NOT a Wilhelm scream.

Nick on Nov 1, 2009


Read the book a couple years ago & this seems pretty faithful in regards to the dialogue. The only obvious liberties taken by the director is the amount of action in it & the inclusion of The Wife. I'll definitely be checking this one out.

dELVIS on Nov 2, 2009


as mentioned - not the Wilhelm scream. Though that particular scream has indeed been around the block quite a few times. Apparently known as the "Howie Long scream". Rumored to first have been used in 1980 (The Ninth Configuration.) But yes, I will see this movie.

bozo on Nov 2, 2009


Looks great but I swear that trailer could have used better music.

Rod Tidwell on Nov 2, 2009


I saw the road at the bfi last month it is a Amazing movie the whole cast suit the role. the end music in the trailer is not in the movie so dont get put off. viggo for the win.

jean on Nov 4, 2009


Was the release date changed AGAIN??? To December 11, 2009??? The tv ads said 11/25. I was all set to go to the theatre today. I took the day off work I've been waiting on pins and needles...and I see it's not coming until DECEMBER 11th???? What is up with this movie continuously changing the release dates????

Mary on Nov 25, 2009


Is there a resource somewhere that tells the public when the limited release movies are expected to become widely released? Forgive me if it's on the site or imdb somewhere, but I can't find it. I've grown tired of waiting to see this movie.

Bill Ellis on Dec 18, 2009

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