The New Yorker recently published a 4-page excerpt of literary genius Cormac McCarthy’s original screenplay for The Counselor. It appears to be the opening sequences of the film, an edge-of-your-seat sequence without dialogue, depicting some of the grittier elements of the day-to-day cartel drug smuggling operations over the Mexican border.
And today we have the first trailer for The Counselor, which is directed by the great Ridley Scott. The film opens Oct. 25th and features Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem (who was also in the Coen Brothers’ masterful adaptation of McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.)
In my opinion, McCarthy is a closet paleoconservative, finely attuned to the ‘death of the west’ theme, particularly with respect to the hispanization of the United States, drawing out in often violent detail just how different the cultural zeitgeists of Mexico and the United States are.
Stylistically and even thematically, The Counselor appears like it will bookend No Country for Old Men.
This one should be good.