Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy has hit novel-to-movie adaptation pay dirt lately, what with his books No Country for Old Men and The Road both being made into films, and recently someone got him to write his first straight up screenplay, an original story meant only to be made into a movie, and that movie is Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.”
When boiled down into a log line, “The Counselor” seems very simple: a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) decides to get into the drug dealing business to make a little extra money, and of course things go wrong. But then again, a quick synopsis of either “No Country For Old Men” (a man finds a briefcase full of money) or “The Road” (a man and his son try to survive in a world destroyed by nuclear weapons) would make it seem as if those movies are very simple stories, when we all know that they both have a lot to offer, especially the fantastic NCFOM. So while the plot synopsis is simple, the below recently released trailer hints at a wild movie in which Fassbender’s lawyer character will go down the rabbit hole of danger, betrayal and who knows what else.
So a movie written by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender should be enough to sell you. But in case it isn’t, we’ll also throw in some Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem, and now what do you say? Because that’s a stacked movie production right there, and hopefully it will all come together to make for a memorable film, one that I am now eagerly awaiting.