Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"The Road" Release Date Pushed Back

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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.

1 comment:

Matt and Mindy said...

I Check almost daily, nothing yet. When is the movie coming out!! Loved the book, could not put it down. I live in Erie and the filming was in PA. Very excited for the movie.....When will it hit theaters???