1st\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
From Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo! News
When it comes to the 2008 Oscars, this could be the end of "The Road." The Viggo Mortensen-starring dark thriller, which earlier this week had been pushed from November to December, now looks likely to open in 2009.
A new release date has not been set, but the movie, a Dimension title from The Weinstein Company, probably will bow in either February or March.
The Weinstein Company declined to comment on any postponement. But director John Hillcoat's film about a man (Mortensen) and his son wandering a post-apocalyptic U.S. is not expected to be ready in time for a 2008 release, and those involved with the film have decided that it will benefit from more post-production time and a less crowded release calendar.
Based on a Cormac McCarthy novel and produced by 2929 Productions and Nick Wechsler Prods, "The Road" is said to straddle the line between a commercial and prestige release.
Given that another McCarthy novel resulted in the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" and that Mortensen was nominated last year for his lead role in "Eastern Promises," "Road" had been mentioned as an awards contender.