Kate Winslet and Chiwetel Ejiofor team up for John Hillcoat heist thriller

Kate Winslet and Chiwetel Ejiofor have signed on for John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine. They’ll join Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Michael Pena and soon-to-be Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. Triple Nine will be released in 2015 and involves “a group of...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

John Hillcoat directs a Levi’s ad

If there’s a prettier ad running anywhere on TV, please show it to me. Thanks to One Cool Things A Day via First Showing.
Posted On 07 Jul 2010

Hillcoat circling remake of Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge?

Word comes from The Playlist via Slashfilm that John Hillcoat (The Road) might be eying a remake of Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic policier Le Cercle Rouge in a report that begins by summing up the route the adaptation has taken to this point. If the project sounds familiar...
Posted On 01 Jun 2010

Oscar Countdown – Best Director

Although I haven’t been making too big a deal about it, I have to say that there is a part of me that sits here unbelieving that a woman could actually win Best Director for the first time in Oscar’s 82 year history. The rules of the game have stated that only...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010

The Road, trailer 2

Remarkably faithful to the novel, down to the most desolate detail. What impresses me most about the production design is the endless ashen sensation of terrible majesty. It’s as if the whole world has become the ruins of the Acropolis — the brittle fossils of a lost...
Posted On 30 Oct 2009

The Road: downbeat clips & upbeat reviews

The Time Online says, “the rumourmongers were wrong ‚Äî Hillcoat‚Äôs vision is forthright and brutal.” Post-apocalyptic cinema ‚Äî from Mad Max to Twelve Monkeys to Children of Men ‚Äî has proved time and again that there is nothing that production designers relish...
Posted On 04 Sep 2009

The Road trailer

Those who know the book will see things in this trailer that Cormac McCarthy never explicitly described. It’s my understanding, from the feature article in Esquire we posted a few days ago, that the movie doesn’t show them either. So before we judge how faithful the...
Posted On 14 May 2009

Esquire leads us down The Road

Thanks to good buddy Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema for letting us know Esquire has seen The Road, and calls it “the Most Important Movie of the Year.” The feature article runs 3300 words — plenty to feed those of us who’ve been subsisting on scraps for...
Posted On 12 May 2009

The Road opens October 16

At last. Maybe. At least October 16th is the latest date we’re seeing on The Weinstein Company’s Dimension website. Posters and stills (after the cut) via Viggo-works.com. In case its been so long you’ve forgotten, The Road is “the epic post-apocalyptic...
Posted On 01 May 2009