Behind-the-Scenes of John Hillcoat's 'The Road' 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 new behind-the-scenes featurettes for John Hillcoat's The Road from YouTube:

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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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.

egg land on Nov 22, 2009


This movie is going to be AMAZING! But it will never top the written words on the pages of the book...

birddog on Nov 22, 2009


I don't need a movie like this to remind me that life is harsh. I'm living the road.

Morpheous on Nov 22, 2009


wow morpheous. yer "living the road" with that internet connection you got there? this goth needs a lil perspective.

bag bro on Nov 22, 2009


"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.

Frank N. Stein on Nov 22, 2009


this keeps getting better and better.

dex on Nov 23, 2009


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.

Mark on Nov 23, 2009


I cant wait to see this. I loved the The Proposition and this looks to have the same caliber.

El Guapo on Nov 23, 2009


Viggo is my favorite #3 is a Chode

DoomCanoe on Nov 23, 2009


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. 🙂

Cineprog on Nov 23, 2009


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.

xerxex on Nov 23, 2009


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.

Johnny Neat on Nov 23, 2009


I think they played this on Sundance.

Me on Nov 23, 2009


#10 is also a Chode

DoomCanoe on Nov 23, 2009

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