The Road Release Delayed Six Weeks
Posted 09.09.09 by reelz
Variety reports that Dimension Films has pushed back the release date for The Road to November 25. The movie, which stars Viggo Mortenson and Charlize Theron, was originally scheduled for an October 16 release.
Dimension head Bob Weinstein said the date was moved back in order to position it for Golden Globe contention, dispelling the notion that the studio pushed back the release due to worries about how the audience would receive it.
We've been getting great audience reaction at Venice and Telluride.... We feel that this is a commercial film that's worthy of a wide release.
The Road tells the story of a father (Mortenson) and his son wandering south across a post-apocalyptic America, largely devoid of plant and animal life, where many people have turned to cannibalism. Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce also star.
The script from Joe Penhall is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote the fatalistic No Country for Old Men. Behind the camera is John Hillcoat, the Aussie who brought Nick Cave's fantastically dark Western The Proposition to cinematic life.