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05.14.09 63 Comments

(Don’t worry, Viggo, someday you’ll be a butterfly.)

At long last, we have the first trailer for The Road, John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition) adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s pulitzer prize-winning novel, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron.  McCarthy also wrote No Country for Old Men and Blood Meridian, and critics have often described his work as “gnarly as f*ck.”

The Road is the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. [TrailerAddict]

It opens in October, and my guess is that it’s going to be pretty good.  For one thing, no one can look like the survivor of an apocalyptic event like Viggo.  For another, skulls mounted on sticks in the trailer.  Think about it, have you ever seen a movie that had skulls mounted sticks in the trailer that wasn’t awesome?  Is the answer yes?  Congratulations, you’re a liar.

[also available in HD at Yahoo]

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