Following its festival success, Dimension is putting post apocalyptic thriller The Road
into theaters November 25th with a wide release planned.The Thanksgiving date was apparently selected in order to give the film a chance of Golden Globe nomination.
"We've been getting great audience reaction at Venice and Telluride," Dimension topper Bob Weinstein said. "We feel that this is a commercial film that's worthy of a wide release
Starring Viggo Mortensen and directed by John Hillcoat, The Road
is based on a Cormac McCarthy novel. The last McCarthy book to be developed into a feature film was the critically acclaimed and oscar winning Coen Brothers directed No Country for Old Men
. Another McCarthy based film in development is Todd Field's adaptation of Blood Meridian
which is planned to be released some time in 2011.
November 25th will also see the overdue release of Me and Orson Welles
. One year after it launched at Toronto, Richard Linklaterís Me And Orson Welles
has found US distribution through an alliance assembled by UK finance and production company Cinemanx. The film stars Zac Efron and Claire Danes and newbie Christain McKay as screen legend Orson Welles. It is centered on a teenage actor cast as Julius Caesar as reimagined by Orson Welles at his Mercury Theater in 1937. The Screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo and Vince Palmo is based on Robert Kaplow's novel.
As much as I am a fan of Orson Welles and Richard Linklater, Zac Efron's involvement is enough to put any self respecting film fan off.