Apocalyptic Thriller The Road to the Big Screen


Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions is gearing up for an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s (No Country for Old Men) Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Dimension Films is in final negotiations to distribute the apocalyptic thriller in North America.

The film, based on McCarthy’s 2006 best-seller, centers on a father who walks alone with his son through a ravaged postwar American landscape in search of civilization. While Viggo Mortensen has been attached to play the lead role, no deal is in place, and his participation had not been decided by press time.

John Hillcoat (The Proposition) will direct from a script adapted by Joe Penhall. Marc Butan, Wagner and Cuban will executive produce through 2929, and Nick Wechsler (North Country), Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz will serve as producers.

The feature is scheduled to begin production in January.