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Cormac McCarthy novels in film development

Cormac McCarthy is one of the best authors of fiction about the American Southwest.  Film adaptations have already been made of All The Pretty Horses and No Country For Old Men, with No Country winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards for 2007.

repost from the powells.com blog:

Ridley Scott recently spoke with Empire Online about his adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian.

“It’s written. I think it’s a really tricky one, and maybe it’s something that should be left as a novel. If you’re going to do Blood Meridian you’ve got to go the whole nine yards into the blood bath, and there’s no answer to the blood bath, that’s part of the story, just the way it is and the way it was.

“[C]learly the major esthetic achievement of any living American writer,” declares Harold Bloom in the New York Observer

With the adaptation of The Road due out next year, are there any McCarthy novels left that you’d like to see on the big screen?

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