Yahoo has the second trailer for John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall.
According to those who’ve seen it, the post-apocalyptic tale is pretty bleak stuff but it feels to me a little like they’re overselling uplift in the second half of this trailer, especially with the swelling music. That’s a recipe for horrible word of mouth if you promise something feelgoody and it turns out to be a cold glass of dirty water poured down your crotch.
It remains to be seen if the supposedly cash-strapped Weinstein Company will be able to mount any kind of Oscar campaign for it when they appear to be focused on Nine and A Single Man.
The Road will be play AFI Fest on November 4 and it opens in theaters on November 25.
Stream the trailer after the jump.