Dimension Travels McCarthy’s Road

Dimension Films is in final negotiations to distribute the apocalyptic thriller “The Road,” based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, in North America says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a father who walks alone with his son through a ravaged postwar American landscape in search of civilization.

Viggo Mortensen has been attached to play the lead role, no deal is in place, and his participation had not been decided by press time.

John Hillcoat (“The Proposition”) will direct from a script adapted by Joe Penhall. Shooting is scheduled to begin in January.