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!)
A new photo with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley on the set of On The Road. l Thank you Mela and Laura (MH)
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). ….
After The Motorcycle Diaries, you joined Walter Salles again for On The Road. In what way do these 2 road-trips respond to each other?
For The Motorcycle Diaries, we carefully followed Guevara’s exact itinerary in Latin America. It was a trip which took the form of an opening to the world. On the road, on the contrary, is a inner journey: the destination doesn’t matter, what matters is the movement, the sensory experience of drugs, sex, weariness. One of the direction’s choice was to capture sensations: the cold, the heat, the fear. This meant filming the actors without makeup, very close to the faces, with long focal length. To shoot with film was obvious, because the story takes place in the early 1950s. It needed texture, grain. To transpose the novel’s spontaneity, we did hand-held shooting (camera on shoulder), leaving a great freedom of movement for actors. I wanted to keep something amateur, something imperfectly controlled technically, because the beauty in Kerouac lies in the clumsiness of the language, the breaks in the rhythm.
Garrett Hedlund says filming the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic “On The Road” with Kristen Stewart was an unforgettable experience.
“It was wonderful,” he told Access Hollywood at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards on Saturday.
“It was such an incredible rare journey that we all got to take, so I’m very proud of it. My anticipation is just as high as every body else’s about it,” he explained of the film, based on the legendary beat generation novel where “The Twilight Saga” star plays Marylou and Garret portrays Dean Moriarity.
“Kristen’s phenomenal,” the “Tron: Legacy” star continued. “She’s so focused, especially on this role… she’s so amazing and the world is going to get to really see that in this one.”
The 26-year-old actor is happy that the film will finally hit theaters after taking years to get off the ground.
“I singed on to the role like four years ago and so for the last four years I’ve just been twiddling thumbs trying to get the thing made, and hoping for it to be made and so it’s finally done,” he told Access.
“On The Road” — which also features Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Steve Buscemi and Terrence Howard — is due for release on December 10, 2011.
As of right now, it looks like that On The Road poster is in fact real.
Yesterday, L&PM Editores, the publishing company who had gotten that whorehouse picture to post in honor of Jack Kerouac’s birthday, had done some investigating and concluded that the poster was in fact a fake. This post on IMDB has the translation of the article they posted to share their findings - O misterioso “teaser poster” de On the road.
Well, today a fan tweeted to Charles Gillibert, one of the producers of On the Road.
@charlegillibert Hey, is that an official poster for On the Road or just for a promotion in Cannes? http://bit.ly/kIkx9O
And he answered:
@xcarolis just for cannes !..
It looks like it was a poster made just to promote the film in Cannes, which makes sense. It’s way too early for us to see anything with the actors’ images on it or anything with a long list of credits on it. It’s nice and simple and ties in well with the short screening they did of 6 minutes of footage.
So, for now, it’s real. I’ll let you know when we find out otherwise …