Friday, April 24, 2009

Welcome to the American Dystopia: Concept Art for The Road

Hugh Marchant worked on the upcoming film of Cormac McCarthy's The Road directed by John Hillcoat and starring Viggo Mortensen as The Man and Kodi Smit-McPhee as The Boy. I can't find anything official about his credits/contributions to the film, but it looks like Marchant worked on the script and helped with the design and visual concepts of the film with the production designer Chris Kennedy. Marchant has posted some cool art from the film, using paint, pencil and photo montage based on actual location photos. It's beautiful, haunting and at times, surreal. Check it out here.

And, The Road still doesn't have an official release date, but rumors are floating that it will probably play the big fall festivals (Toronto/New York) and open in October or November to take advantage of award season.
And, remember these aren't actual STILLS from the film, but montaged art based on photos taken on set at the locations used. It all LOOKS great but more importantly, it will hopefully play well as a MOVING film and not just a bunch of great images...

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