Ridley Scott to take on McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’

Yesterday as I sat down to relax a bit after a long editing session on the second screenplay that I have been working on over a year now, I touched my phone screen, and it guided me to a site with a brand new article published regarding one of my favorite authors of all time Mr. Cormac McCarthy whose credit includes titles like No Country for Old Men, The Road, Child of God, Blood Meridian.

Deadline.com reports that Mr. McCarthy just sold his first spec script, The Counselor, an idea that many studios were stretching their arms to take a look at and see if they can obtain the rights for. Mr. McCarthy’s last novel, The Road was published during 2006, and later it was made into a film directed by director John Hillcoat, whose credit includes the timeless western classic The Proposition. All this years, I have been waiting for Mr. McCarthy’s next novel, which I heard about a year ago that it is based in New Orleans or it is based on New Orleans. I also read somewhere that it is called the New Orleans Novel.

Yet I did not know that all this time he was penning a script, which does not sadden me at all, I believe anything from this aptitude author is quite majestic and powerful. ‘The Counselor’ is reminiscent of the rough and tumble world depicted in the Oscar-winning adaptation of McCarthy’s novel No Country For Old Men. The protagonist is a respected lawyer who thinks he can dip a toe in to the drug business without getting sucked down. It is a bad decision and he tries his best to survive it and get out of a desperate situation.

Mr. McCarthy’s stories are dark, powerful, and some of his work demands its own readers. His mighty words and phrases stays with the reader for long, and the conclusion of his stories remain an emblem as long as story writing is alive. To helm the work of an author like Mr. McCarthy, director Ridley Scott is committed to direct the film, and he is looking forward to a May 1st start date. Mr. Scott’s is currently in talks to have Mr. Michael Fassbender the star of his long awaited film Prometheus, which is going to be released this summer to play the counselor.  Mr. Fassbender is an outstanding actor and certainly on the rise of fame, so seeing him playing one of Mr. McCarthy’s characters is what we the aficionados of cinema, writing, and ideas wish for.

This deal was done around the month of January 2012 between the producers of The Road Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz