AFI Fest posted the lineup for the 2009 edition (Oct. 30 – Nov. 7, Los Angeles) and The Road is one of the films that will be screened at the event.
Icon Film Distribution has posted an official press release to announce the UK premiere (October 16, London Film Festival) and release date (January 8, 2010) for The Road. Details below.
ICON Film Distribution Announce 8th January 2010 Release for THE ROAD
STARRING VIGGO MORTENSEN, KODI SMIT MCPHEE, GUY PEARCE, ROBERT DUVALL & CHARLIZE THERON
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JOHN HILLCOAT
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller from acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses)
OFFICIAL UK PREMIERE AT THE TIMES BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER 2009
‘The Road‘ is a post-apocalyptic dramatic thriller about a father and his son walking alone through burned America.
Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food–and each other.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men”), “The Road” stars Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) and Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) and Charlize Theron (Monster). Guy Pearce and Kodi Smit McPhee also star. [Press release]
Five new stills from The Road emerged online yesterday. No word on the trailer or release date yet.