The Road Delayed To 2009?

The film adaptation of the post-apocalyptic thriller “The Road” may be pushed back to 2009 according to EW & The Hollywood Reporter.

Originally slated for a mid-November release, the Weinstein Co. property has been quietly pushed to December and may be moved back to 2009 depending upon a meeting about the release date plans scheduled for later today.

The film is presently in post-production and decidedly not done according to sources on the John Hillcoat-directed feature.

The reason for the rush to get it out this year is that because of its pedigree – Hillcoat, star Viggo Mortensen, and based on a book by Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men”) – many expected that this might be an Oscar contender.

Yet with Harvey Weinstein having pushed Stephen Daldry’s also not completed “The Reader” forward as the company’s big awards-hope, ‘Road’ may be given that extra time it needs.