Walter Salles has cracked out the pin-ups for his feature film adaptation of On The Road. There’s Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and, in the Kerouac-alt role of Sal Paradise, Sam Riley.
An awful lot of people have tried to make this film over the years. Salles’ film will not be able to avoid the most intense scrutiny.
You can see the first trailer by visiting the film’s Facebook page, liking it and then connecting to some kind of app. That’s what I had to do. Or, alternatively, you can maintain your digital dignity and just watch this YouTube embed.
Some of that was rather thudding – the blank page dissolving to the open road, for example. Hopefully the whole film won’t be so determined to leap down my throat.