The Road, the film adaptation of the mesmerizing Cormac McCarthy novel, was supposed to be released last November, but has been continuously pushed back for whatever reason. We’ve had some stills trickling out to us, but that’s been about it thus far.
Now, BBC Radio brings us a four-minute-long piece about the project which includes an Oprah interview excerpt with Cormac McCarthy about his writing process as well as a breif talk with screenwriter Joe Penhall about adapting the novel to film. It doesn’t really give us much, but it’s something and I suppose that’s more information than we’ve gotten in awhile.
I couldn’t possibly be looking forward to this film more. I love McCarthy’s work and I most certainly loved The Road, and they’ve chosen a great director here with John Hillcoat, who proved with his beyond excellent and criminally underseen Australian Western film, The Propositon, that he is certainly the right man to be handling McCarthy’s material.
But the real gem in BBC Radio’s piece is about twenty seconds worth of Nick Cave’s score for the film, which is as beautiful as he’s ever written. Cave previously wrote the score for The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford, as well as The Proposition, for which Cave also wrote the script.
Check out the piece RIGHT HERE.