When I first heard that they were making a movie from Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-winning, Oprah-selected post-apocolyptic novel, The Road, I thought: That’s going to be a terrible movie. I mean, it was a great book, but it was pretty much father and son walk along the road, almost starve to death, find food, hide from cannibals, walk some more, almost starve to death again, find food, etc. There’s not much happening plot-wise. Still, there was early buzz, and Viggo Mortensen was to star, so I was sort of anxious to see it–at least a trailer.
However, it was supposed to come out in Fall 2008, and needless to say, it never made it. No one’s really sure why, but now, according to The Movie Blog, the film has been officially given a release date of October 16th. I like that date, because the Oscar-contenders usually drop at around that time, and I want this movie to be good. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. Either way, be sure to have some extra on your shelves come October.