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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  • I cannot wait to see this movie. Also, wasn't the road moved up to Nov. 25? Oct. 16 already past.
  • Quanah
    Wow. I'm in.
  • Robbie
    Can't wait to see this one. But what's with the fucked op score halfway the trailer..
  • xerxex
    definitely taking my dad to see this! should be a perfect father son movie!
  • jesse
    Eh its an alright movie.
  • Richard
    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.
  • xerxex
    I got the same exact feelings Richard very depressing book.
  • Lisa
    Amazing trailer. I can't wait to see it.
  • Dodger
    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.
  • Nick
    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?
  • Sabes
    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. >.<
  • Jeff
    Nice "Howie Scream" in there... This trailer really lowered my expectations for the movie. Hopefully they will be redeemed when I see it.
  • germs
    For such a great book it didn't get the respect it deserved.
  • stew
    didnt get the respect it deserved, germ? it won the pulitzer prize.
  • Golgo 13
    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.
  • mrmr
    im surprised you didnt use the word epic. but the movie does look good
  • beavis
    looks good to me.
  • Ben
    Great trailer... until that stupid out of place Wilhelm scream!
  • Hall
    Ugh, the person who picked the music is a moron.
  • splinter
    trailer looks awesome,but the music is awful!!!!
  • scotty
    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.
  • william
    deff fucked up this trailer. ONE HUGE STEP BACKWARDS. I was also iffy about that scream since the first trailer
  • germs
    stew, I meant in terms of being adapted to film.
  • sairan
    much better trailer then the first one can not wait
  • hamish
    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
  • Tom
    2:12......same sound fx used for the past 30 years.
  • Cody
    No #26 that sound wave has been around ever since the first half life was created. Yes its from that videogame.
  • kcm
  • Nick
    That is NOT a Wilhelm scream.
  • dELVIS
    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.
  • bozo
    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.
  • Looks great but I swear that trailer could have used better music.
  • jean
    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.
  • Mary
    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????
  • Bill Ellis
    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.




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