Josh Friedman posted the first video podcast yesterday and it includes a clip from episode 2×14, “The Good Wound.”
… showed up online earlier today. The movie will come out in the spring.
You can watch it in high definition on Apple.com.
“I play the Gang Member, and they meet up with a pretty nasty road gang toward the beginning, in the first quarter,” Dillahunt said in an interview on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he was promoting Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicles. “Yeah, in the truck. And me and Viggo have a great scene in the woods where I try to take his son. The big fight in the woods.”
Dillahunt said the film shot in winter in rural Pennsylvania, a bleak setting that mirrored the book’s grim landscape, which Dillahunt described as “beautiful in its spareness.”
“We shot in just horrific places, you know,” Dillahunt said. “We found this incredible stretch of road that hadn’t been used since 1964, outside of Pittsburgh, these incredible tunnels and everything, really spooky, and the trees are bare, freezing cold. And I think they assembled a group of people that’s very interested in preserving the book.” The movie is directed by John Hillcoat and written by Joe Penhall.
Dillahunt—who, unlike many of his characters, is the nicest guy possible—says the role made him wonder how he’d react in similar circumstances. “I like to think I’d be like Viggo’s character or Guy Pearce’s character, you know? I’d like to think that that’s how I’d respond to that crisis. But if I’m starving, I wonder what I would do. I’m pretty certain that it wouldn’t be cannibalism.”
Still, Dillahunt said that he had to get into the mindset of a cannibalistic marauder. “I had more sympathy for the guy when I tried to think of it in those terms,” he said, but added with a smile: “That might have been… too kind.”
From the same site:
Fango visited the South African set of LAST HOUSE ’09, and based on the cast’s remarks, this version isn’t dialing down the intensity. “This is a hard one,” Dillahunt tells us. “I think we’re in a bit of denial about some of the scenes. I’m sure the original cast had similar experiences.”
“I really feel this is going to do the original justice,” adds Aaron Paul, who co-stars as Francis. “People are going to be creeped the f**k out and disturbed. For instance, the scene with the Krug family and the girls in the woods—it’s just terrifying, and what Garret has done with Krug is just brilliant.”
Look for more of Fango’s on-set coverage of LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT beginning in issue #281, on sale in February.
The trailer is being sent out with David Goyer’s The Unborn (Gary Oldman’s Nazi curse flick) and is expected to hit theatres this weekend, says ShockTillYouDrop.com.
The Road was mentioned in an article at Creators.com today:
The Coen brothers brought the already-popular novelist Cormac McCarthy to the attention of a much bigger share of the mass audience when they turned his book “No Country for Old Men” into an Oscar-winning movie. Now McCarthy’s latest novel, “The Road,” will hit theaters in 2009 with Viggo Mortensen starring. His co-star Garret Dillahunt, who also had the distinction of being in “No Country for Old Men” says fans will be more than pleased with the adaptation. “It’s incredibly faithful to the book and rightfully so. It’s just as faithful to the book as ‘No Country’ was. You can never match the descriptive power of a book, but I think it’s such a beautiful tale,” claims Dillahunt of the story about a father and son who journey together many months after a great, unexplained cataclysm. “I think people are going to be pretty blown away by the thing.”
Dillahunt’s only regret is that he has never met the famous author of the words he has had the pleasure of reciting. “Cormac came on the set of ‘No Country’ and ‘The Road,’ but of course never when I was around, which is a shame because I’m a geek about writers,” he admits. “I seldom get star struck, but when the writer comes around, I get completely tongue-tied. I’m dying to meet him. I think that’s why I work so hard to get in his movies.” [Creators.com]