James Franco's Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child of God' Full Trailer

January 20, 2014
Source: Film Stage

Child of God

After playing Venice and Toronto, James Franco's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel Child of God has unveiled a full trailer, following a teaser when the film played at the aforementioned overseas exhibition. Franco directs the film which McCarthy adapted himself, and it's Scott Haze in the lead. This new trailer delivers plenty of intimidating close-ups of Haze, but it's a shame that it's accompanied by what looks to be a template for cheap horror trailer bumpers. Anyway, the film hasn't gained much traction since making a festival run, but it'll likely get a limited release at some point. At least Franco is mixing things up.

Here's the full trailer for James Franco's Child of God from The Film Stage:

Child of God is directed by James Franco (Interior. Leather Bar, As I Lay Dying) and written by Cormac McCarthy, adapted from his own book of the same name. Scott Haze leads the film about a Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. uccessively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack and more star in the film from Venice and Toronto, but there's no official release date yet. Interested at all?

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Nice effort, Like Blood Meridian I believe this simply is not filmable though.

IlluminationTheory on Jan 20, 2014


Looks like a made for TV movie...not impressed

Internet Reality on Jan 20, 2014


Looks pretty cheap. I'll probably check it out though.

Nielsen700 on Jan 20, 2014


I saw this at TIFF and it's actually very good. While obviously not as polished as a Coen Brothers adaptation, Franco does an excellent job balancing the dark subject matter with humour and actually crafts a very funny film. It is not meant as a horror, but as a dark and disturbing comedy. Franco himself was there to discuss the film and noted the novel was one of his favourites, with McCarthy being his favourite author so hopefully that allays any fears about band-wagon-jumping.

Michael Rennie on Jan 21, 2014


I got a chance to watch this movie. It's a great flick, considering it's his first directorial debut movie? I actually recommend it.

ali3000 on Jan 23, 2014

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