November 08, 2006 10:05:32 GMT
Producer Nick Wechsler has obtained the rights to Cormac McCarthy's novel "The Road" and will develop it into a big screen feature.
A project potential to raise moviegoers' tension is going to come out from the hands of renowned producer Nick Wechsler. Variety reported that the man is on board to produce a horror-thriller feature titled "The Road" which will be developed based on Cormac McCarthy's new novel of the same title.
Set after a nuclear explosion, the picture centers in a man who tries to transport his son to a safe place while struggling to survive from starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals. Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat has been attached to direct with Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz also producing.
Wechsler, whose Nick Wechsler Productions produced "North Country" last year, has been producing since late 1980s, the first was Paul Mones' "The Beat." His next producing projects include "We Own the Night", "The Time Traveler's Wife", plus "Reservation Road" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo among others.