Watch This: The Making of The Road New Extended Featurette

November 22, 2009
Source: Apple

The Making of The Road

Late last week, this 11-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for The Road appeared on Apple. I wanted to feature it because it's a great video, but it's quite excruciatingly long, especially to watch online (and not in the Special Features on the DVD). For those that have been waiting anxiously to see this movie, it finally hits theaters this week. I've got an interview with the director, John Hillcoat, that I'll be running in a few days. There's a lot of footage and, to be honest, a lot of spoilers in this, so tread carefully. And I suggest everyone watch it on Apple, it's much better quality, but enjoy it either way and don't forget to see The Road, too!

Watch the behind-the-scenes featurette for John Hillcoat's The Road:

You can also watch this new featurette for The Road in High Definition on Apple

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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  • egg land
    there was this rumor of the road being delayed again, as in just la/ny release on the 25th, then a couple weeks w/ a wider release. u know if this is true??? b/c i can't take this shit anymore. i need to see this fucking movie.
  • birddog
    This movie is going to be AMAZING! But it will never top the written words on the pages of the book...
  • Morpheous
    I don't need a movie like this to remind me that life is harsh. I'm living the road.
  • bag bro
    wow morpheous. yer "living the road" with that internet connection you got there? this goth needs a lil perspective.
  • Frank N. Stein
    "No Country for Old Men" was an awesome film adaptation for the way it followed the book, and the way the dialogue was lifted right off the page. This is the first piece of marketing for "The Road" that has me believing that *this* film could be just an sincere, and that it just *might* capture the bleakness, desolation and horror...as well as the perserverence, connection and hope of the book. The proof will be in the veiwing, but for now I am cautiously optimistic that Hillcoat's vision will be close to McCarthy's.
  • dex
    this keeps getting better and better.
  • Hrm.. As I haven't read the book, I feel like this featurette may have just given too much away. Maybe not. Still looks like an amazing movie.
  • El Guapo
    I cant wait to see this. I loved the The Proposition and this looks to have the same caliber.
  • DoomCanoe
    Viggo is my favorite #3 is a Chode
  • Cineprog
    I agree with#3. but the film looks good and Viggo mortensen it might be not two harsh to say that he should be given a best actor nomination for the oscars out of this performance for what he had to go through for this film as seen in the video above. :)
  • xerxex
    mortensen really shined in these interviews, usually he's very low key. I'm seeing this. This Smit-McPhees eems like he's gonna really do great in this.
  • Viggo for Best Actor, period. Hillcoat is a talented director and I see awards this season. Now can this get here already! I swear they better not delay any longer.
  • Are we speaking about Oscars !!??? 😉 Supporting actors ,Score , Screenplay, Art Direction and maybe Make Up !!!?
  • Me
    I think they played this on Sundance.
  • DoomCanoe
    #10 is also a Chode




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