Efforts to adapt Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian for film continue.


Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece, Blood Meridian, has never been adapted for film despite multiple attempts.

New Regency has announced a new adaptation of the 1985 novel with John Hillcoat , who previously directed The Proposition and The Road, set to direct.

McCarthy will executive produce the film, but the scriptwriter has not been announced yet.

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The book’s extreme violence has made it a challenging adaptation for filmmakers, featuring scalpings , sexual assaults, and pedophilia.

The plot follows a young man known only as “The Kid,” who becomes involved with the criminal Glanton Gang, led by the enigmatic Judge Holden.

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Hillcoat’s recent work includes directing all six episodes of the Showtime series George & Tammy.

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