With his newfound popularity in the movie biz due to the success of the Coen brothers masterpiece No Country for Old Men and the upcoming adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen that is already getting Oscar buzz, Cormac McCarthy – who is undoubtedly my favorite living author – has become one of the hottest and most respected literary names out there right now (that Pulitzer Prize last year probably didn’t hurt either). More than likely, this is going to attract the studios to anything by Cormac McCarthy they can get their hands on (possibly even leading to a Director’s Cut of a certain McCarthy movie from earlier this decade – read on).
There’s no way around it. We’re going to get a lot of McCarthy adapted movies, which can be great or terrible depending on your viewpoint. But if this is going to be the case, I can only hope these adaptations are done right, as McCarthy is the premiere living American writer – our generation’s Faulkner, if you will. So below, let’s take a look at some of Cormac McCarthy’s works with some mumblings about their adaptations.