The Road

SVU 11×05, “Hardwired,” and other updates

Several unrelated updates.

First, a reminder that Law & Order: SVU 11×05, “Hardwired,” airs tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9/8c on NBC. The previews are here. Garret plays the head of a pedophilia organization and hopefully neither of the two people with ER credits to their name (Mariska Hargitay, Joel de la Fuente) will get to shoot him this time.

Second, if you’re in Texas, you can catch The Road at the Austin Film Festival on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 p.m []

Third, People’ is accepting votes and nominations for this year’s People’s Choice Awards and the Favourite Actor category is still alive and kicking. From the press release:

Fans to Determine The Top Five Nominees In Each Category and the New Trophy Design at

Voting has begun at to determine the top five nominees in each category for 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, the only major awards show where fans choose their favorites in music, movies and television. As previously announced, the 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, hosted by award-winning performer Queen Latifah, will be broadcast live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, Jan. 6 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Fans can vote in 31 categories, including Favorite Movie, Favorite TV Obsession and Favorite Breakout Artist. The top five nominees in each category will be announced on Nov. 10, at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills during the annual People’s Choice Awards press conference.

Nominee voting will also take place on MySpace where fans can share content and converse about the awards on the official People’s Choice Awards profile at The list of potential nominees for 36TH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS was determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses and music sales, and vetted through Visible Measures, the independent third-party measurement firm for Internet video.

The Road to be screened at 2009 AFI Fest

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.

THE ROAD (Gala, US Premiere) Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Molly Parker DIR: John Hillcoat PROD: Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler EXEC PROD: Marc Butan, Mark Cuban, Rudd Simmons, Todd Wagner USA [AFI Fest]

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The Road UK premiere and release date

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.

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ICON Film Distribution Announce 8th January 2010 Release for THE ROAD



Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller from acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses)


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]

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ White Lunar album released today

White Lunar, a compilation of film music Nick Cave & Warren Ellis did for several features and documentaries, has been released today. The album has six tracks from The Road and four from The Assassination of Jesse James. More info below.

This is “The Road,” track 12 on the first CD:


CD1 Tracks 1-4: from The Assassination of Jesse James
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Script by Andrew Dominik. Film directed by Andrew Dominik.

CD1 Tracks 5-11: from The Proposition
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Script by Nick Cave. Film directed by John Hillcoat.

CD1 Tracks 12-17: from The Road
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Directed by John Hillcoat. Based on the book by Cormac MacCarthy

CD2 Tracks 1-3, 12, 15, 16: from The Girls of Phnom Penh
A film by Matthew Watson.

CD2 Tracks 6-11: from The English Surgeon
Soundtrack by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.
Film by Geoffrey Smith

CD2 Tracks 4-5 & 13-14: from The Vaults
These tracks are from the Cave/Ellis vaults/archives

Disc 1
1. Song For Jesse
2. Moving On
3. What Must Be Done
4. Song For Bob
5. Happy Land
6. The Proposition #1
7. Road To Banyon
8. The Rider #2
9. Martha’s Dream
10. Gun Thing
11. The Rider Song
12. The Road
13. The Mother
14. The Father
15. The Beach
16. The Journey
17. The Boy

Disc 2
1. Srey Leak
2. Me Nea
3. Rom
4. Halo
5. Zanstra
6. Black Silk (Suture)
7. Brain Retractor
8. Dandy Brain Cannula
9. Rat’s Tooth Forcepts
10. Kerrison’s Punch
11. Micro Sucker
12. Window
13. Daedalus
14. Magma
15. Cheata
16. Sorya Market

The Road pushed back to November

This bizarre little article showed up on Variety yesterday and was edited today to confirm the latest release date for The Road — November 25.

Dimension Films has confirmed a Nov. 25 wide release for Cormac McCarthy adaptation “The Road,” which premiered at the Venice Film Fest. (…)
Weinstein is planning a multi-layered marketing operation for “The Road,” targeted at both fans of McCarthy’s book — which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 — and auds fascinated by the more ghoulish aspects of the tale such as the hordes of cannibal killers roaming the barren landscape. Pic will go out in 1,200 to 1,500 locations. (…)
“I can work with my brother Harvey on the artistic side of the film, which has the potential for awards,” Bob Weinstein told Daily Variety. “There are also people out there who may not have read the book but would love the aspects that deal with the basic survival story and are like an action thriller.”

Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm reported the same, confirming that the Weinsteins indeed meant this Thanksgiving.

Just received word from my local San Francisco reps that Dimension Films will be pushing back the release date of The Road, yet again, this time for a Thanksgiving release – November 25th 2009.

The film has so far been screened in Venice and Telluride and will be shown this Sunday/Monday (Sept. 13 & 14) in Toronto. It’s also been added to the London Film Festival lineup, so those in the UK will get an early chance to see it in mid-October (Oct. 16, 17 and 19 – details here). The film doesn’t open wide in the UK until January 8.

Here are the new posters:

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