Coens Back to Bloody Stuff

February 1, 2006

coens.jpgProduction is set to begin in May on The Coen Brothers' next project, an adaptation of the novel "No County for Old Men." From the description, it sounds like the film will be a return to the noir genre the duo has become best known for:

In the brothers' script Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, instead finds men shot dead, a lot of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash. But only after two more men are murdered does a victim's burning car lead Sheriff Bell to the carnage out in the desert, and he soon realizes how desperately Moss and his young wife need protection. One party in the failed transaction hires an ex-Special Forces officer to defend his interests against a mesmerizing freelancer, while on either side are men accustomed to spectacular violence and mayhem.

What I like about this concept is that it's very relatable. Hunting antelope, we've all been there. Finding some dead men, a lot of heroin, $2 million, right on. Some burning cars, an ex-Special Forces officer, all makes sense. If we can get someone to shoot Steve Buscemi, I think we've got ourselves a hell of a picture.

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