Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian to be adapted by John Logan

Directed by John Hillcoat, Blood Meridian is set in the American West and tracks the Kid's life as he gets intertwined into the westward American expansion of the mid-1850s
Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian to be adapted by John Logan

Writer of Aviator and the James Bond movie Skyfall, John Logan is all set to adapt Blood Meridian, written by Cormac McCarthy, for New Regency.

The novel is known for its descriptive violence. The synopsis of the Western book reads, "Based on historical conflicts along the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the story follows the journey of the Kid, a 14-year-old from Tennessee, as he navigates the brutal and harrowing landscape of this new era.”

While casting remains under wraps, the plot details of the film are also yet to be made clear. Blood Meridian is set in the American West and tracks the Kid's life as he gets intertwined into the westward American expansion of the mid-1850s, and stumbles onto a gang of rangers on the U.S.-Mexican border that kill and scalp Native Americans.

As announced earlier, John Hillcoat who helmed the adaptation of McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road, will helm Blood Meridian. Hillcoat will also produce the film through New Regency, alongside Keith Redmon for the Black Bear Pictures banner. McCarthy will serve as an executive producer alongside his son John Francis McCarthy.  

Logan is also known for Gladiator, Spectre and Sweeney Todd. He is currently working on the screenplay for Michael, the biopic of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson starring the late singer's nephew Jaafar Jackson.

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