Save me the hassle of deleting the Comments later, and just accept that this is a huge fucking Late Pass, and we’re way behind the curve on this one, but I did a perfunctory Google search and didn’t see this bit of news on any of the usual suspect sites (it seems like only Rope of Silicon picked it up):
Todd Field is developing Blood Meridian with producer Scott Rudin.
This shit is such old news that it ran in the LA Times ran it on August 17, buried in a story about the filming of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Also mentioned in the piece is that The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik wants to make McCarthy’s Cities of the Plains.
Ridley Scott had been attached to Blood Meridian before, but his plate keeps filling up with new projects. Todd Field is a really exciting filmmaker, and his Little Children is one of the better literary adaptations of the last decade, one which kept the voice of author Tom Perrotta quite nicely. I’d like to see if he can do the same with McCarthy’s voice, something that the Coen Bros acheived with seeming aplomb on the also Rudin-produced No Country for Old Men.
Again, this is old, old news, and I’m sorry if you already knew about it, but it slipped by us and would have continued to do so had I not gotten an email about it yesterday (which I have since deleted so I cannot give proper credit. Sorry!).