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The Road To Perdition  

The Road To Perdition Release Date U.S. : July 12th 2002
Expected Release Date U.K. :
Not Known Yet
Expected Rental Release Date : Not Known Yet

The Road To Perdition Cast : Tom Hanks (Michael O'Sullivan),
Tyler Hoechlin, Jude Law (Maguire, aka "The Reporter"),
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Al Molina (Al Capone), Paul Newman,
Stanley Tucci (Frank Nitti), Liam Aiken, Dylan Baker, Kevin Chamberlain, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds

Director :
Sam Mendes
Written By :
Patrick Marber and David Self
Producers :
Dean Zanuck, Richard Zanuck
Other Known Crew Members :
Conrad Hall (Cinematographer)

The Road To Perdition Based On : The Road To Perdition graphic Novel by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner

Premise/Synopsis : A hitman makes things personal after his wife and son are murdered.

Genre :

Official Site :
Fan Sites : Dreamworks Fan Site, Road To Perdition Review
Loads of Set Pics can be found on Coming Attractions and the above mentioned Dreamworks Fan Site
Trailer : Quicktime: Low Res | Med Res | High Res
Released By : Dreamworks/ 20th Century Fox

Status : Post Production

How excited are we about The Road To Perdition: 10 Out Of 10

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21st May 2002: Road To Perdition Update:
The trailer for The Road To Perdition has been posted online in Quicktime format. Man this film looks stunning, can't wait. Hit the link below to view the trailer. The official website is also live where you can watch a cool flash intro and the trailer in both Quicktime and Windows Media formats.

Quicktime Trailer: Low Res | Med Res | High Res


Joblo scored a new image from The Road To Perdition, the new film from Sam Mendes that stars Tom Hanks opposite Jude Law and veteran Paul Newman.

Their site also posted a link to a site where you can check out the first poster. Click here to see that.

Coming Soon scored a pic from the upcoming Sam Mendes film The Road To Perdition starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Stanley Tucci among many others. Check out the image on the right and click on it to be transported to their site.


The Road To Perdition is penciled in for a July 12th release, that puts it up against Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York.

Previous Update: This is one movie that has ahuge buzz about it and rightly so as it is Sam Mendes follow up to American Beauty. American Beauty is probably one of teh best five movies we have seen in the last five years. Intelligent, witty, sarcastic, original, insightful, cruel, sweet are just some of the words that spring to mind when I think of that movie. Team that with Tom Hanks signing up for the lead role in The Road To Perdition and things look very good for The Road To Perdition indeed.

Tom Hanks when talking about American Beauty more or less kicked himself for not hvaing had a chance to read it before it was made as he would have loved to have made it. Now American Beauty is not the type of role I would imagine seeing Hanks in, jacking off in the shower Tom Hanks no way! So by taking a role in The Road To Perdition is he looking to broaden his horizons and not play the corn bread hero? I for one hope it is. Here's a quote from him about the role "But why he's a killer will be understandable. I'm not interested in inaccurate portrayals of villainy or evil."

The Road To Perdition is based on the graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and artist Richard Piers Rayner apparently spent four years on the artwork. It depicted depression era 1930's in immaculate detail. It isn't that widely available (in the uk) at the moment but I imagine it will be once The Road To Perdition comes out next year. You can have a read of a script review to The Road To Perdition here. It's a positive review and indicates that there is a lot going on in the movie but it didn't want to spoil it.

Ok, so what is it about then? Tom hanks plays Michael O'Sullivan the head hitman for Al Capone, he had such a fierce reputation he was known as 'The Archangel Of Death'. But things go awry for O'Sullivan as half of his family are murdered and he seeks revenge.

Jennifer Jason leigh is playing Hanks wife, Paul Newman plays Hanks adoptive father, Stanley Tucci plays Al Capone's enforcer and Jude law plays The Reporter, except he isn't really a reporter he's a hitman. Alfred Milona is playing Al Capone.

Filming and release of The Road To Perdition was pushed back a couple of months because of the strikes. Tom Sizemore was up for the Al Capone role but had to withdraw as he was already commited to Black Hawk Down.

Filming eventually started in March this year and use the links further up to see loads of set pics of The Road To Perdition. From what I have seen of the photo's it looks like they are putting as much work into the accuracy as Richard Piers Rayner did on the graphic novel.

The shoot has been in and around Chicago, Momence/Geneva/Dundee, Illinois, Grandhaven, L.A. and Detroit. Some of the sets have been shot at the Bronzeville Armory in Chicago, the reason for filming there is that it allowed the set builders to build five story high structures.

The score for The Road To Perdition is being composed by Thomas Newman, he wrote the score for American Beauty and that was a vital element to that movie, will it be as important this time?

More news on The Road To Perdition as we get it!

Date Page Created : 27th June 2001

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