On The Road Official Trailer
This afternoon I had MK2 on the phone and they informed me (and I have asked many times if they were not mistaken) that NO official website or trailer on the road is not released before 2012. The reason is simple, the film is not yet ready. LJ l KSF
An adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel ‘On the Road’ has been on the cards for years. In the 1950s, Kerouac himself tried to persuade Brando to play Dean Moriarty, while Kerouac would have played his alter ego, Sal Paradise, in a novel that captures the heart and spirit of Beat-era America. Francis Ford Coppola has held the rights to the book since 1979 and tried and failed to get a film going with various actors, including Brad Pitt, Ethan Hawke and Colin Farrell. Finally, he hired Brazilian director Walter Salles on the back of ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’, and many of the team from that film joined Salles in shooting across North and South America in the second half of 2010. British actor Sam Riley (‘Control’) plays Paradise, while American Garrett Hedlund (‘Tron Legacy’) is Moriarty. The cast also includes Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen. Shortly after shooting, Riley told Time Out it was a hard shoot and other reports suggest that Salles took a guerilla approach, often improvising and making last-minute decisions to suit the story. Kerouac fans will no doubt await the film with claws sharpened – but will it attract a new generation to this mid-twentieth-century American tale? // Thank you, Laura! (GM) (TIMEOUT) Laura also mentioned that we have gotten a few Summer release date mentions for On The Road, and we’ll probably be seeing this movie being released in May if the film is being released in England around Summer.
such exciting news! (OTRFILM_LJ)
We’ll be getting the On The Road trailer in the next couple of weeks! Make sure you follow @MK2cinema for future news on On The Road! l (MH) - Thank you, Laura!
They do mention that the trailer was shown in France, and as you can see from the comments above, it looks amazing. Let’s hope that we do see the trailer in the next couple of weeks. (GM) (TWITTER) (KSF) (Thank you, Laura!)
Information for On The Road is up on MK2 Productions. The main page features a picture of Sal and Dean with the title, ‘Coming Soon’. So maybe we’ll see some new stuff up very soon! // MK2 l GM (Thank you, Elle!)
Palmarès Magazine is reporting that Walter Salles will be attending this year’s Venice Film Festival. More details to be provided by the end of July via a press conference.
Venice 2011: it announces the presence of Polanski, Garrel father, Cronenberg, Mendoza, Wong Kar-wai and Walter Salles. While waiting for the official press conference to be held in late July // GM l FB (Thank you, Elle!)
The 68th Venice Film Festival has released its initial program for premieres at the 2011 event, August 31-September 10, with several highly-anticipated films by Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg, Todd Solondz and Michael Winterbottom set for screening.
Some films which didn’t make Cannes in time are rushing to complete post-production in order to meet the submission deadline, June 24, and others await a decision.
Highlights among the early lineup of films include: …. Also, possibly vying for inclusion are George Clooney’s film, The Ides of March, which he directed and costars in with Ryan Gosling, and Walter Salles‘s On the Road about Jack Kerouac’s trip across America starring Kristen Stewart (‘Twlight Saga’) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy). ….