The movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic bestseller The Road is roaring ahead, with the casting of Kodi Smit-McPhee (pictured) as the son of Viggo Mortensen's character. Smit-McPhee also plays the young Logan in the Wolverine solo movie. The Road starts filiming next month in Pittsburgh (possibly the most dystopian location they could find) and also co-stars Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce. And we've got a new synopsis.
Production Charts just posted this description of how the movie will translate the book's plot:
A father and his son walk 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.
Doesn't sound too different from the book, and it also does sound as though Charlize Theron may only appear in flashbacks. [Rotten Tomatoes]