The Road pushed back again

Adaptation suffers another release date setback.

The_Road_movie_poster/Film is reporting through its own sources that The Road, the post-apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-winning novel, will have its release pushed back once again to 25 November 2009.

Nobody is quite sure what is happening with the film, which has recently released a raft of promotional clips and one-sheets onto the internet, but is being consistently postponed. It was originally due to come out last year, in November, but was postponed to 16 October 2009.

The news is puzzling, as it now places the film in direct competition with The Fantastic Mr Fox, the musical Nine (not the Shane Acker animated film), Ninja Assassin and The Princess And The Frog among others. The buzz surrounding the novel has died down mostly, and perhaps the Weinstein Company is giving itself more time to adequately promote the film.

Either way, we will now be seeing Viggo Mortensen as the Man in time for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The film is directed by John Hillcoat, and stars Charlize Theron and Kodi-Smit McPhee in addition to Mortensen.