Cormac wants some more of his books to be adapted. After the recent fiasco of the Road film adaptation, he should just stay away from the films and live peacefully. John Hillcoat director of The Road had not much to do because it was Cormac McCarthy show all the way. Cormac talks about his previous adaptation All the Pretty Horses and he hopes Blood Meridian gets a pick up and about the end of the world.
The interview was filled with questions of his life, his work and outlook on existence. A chance of seeing Todd Field directing Blood Meridian will be something to relish. Cormac McCarthy says
Thatâ€™s all crap. The fact thatâ€™s itâ€™s a bleak and bloody story has nothing to do with whether or not you can put it on the screen. Thatâ€™s not the issue. The issue is it would be very difficult to do and would require someone with a bountiful imagination and a lot of balls. But the payoff could be extraordinary.
He also said the Billy Bob Thorton adaptation of All The Pretty Horses was a mess.
It couldâ€™ve been better. As it stands today it could be cut and made into a pretty good movie. The director had the notion that he could put the entire book up on the screen. Well, you canâ€™t do that. You have to pick out the story that you want to tell and put that on the screen. And so he made this four-hour film and then he found that if he was actually going to get it released, he would have to cut it down to two hours.
Cormac is a man of really few words and vigour that is so relevant even today. He still criticizes the bane of the media and loads of the self destructive stuff.