Posted on December 9, 2019 at 2:01 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Cormac McCarthy’s writing is no stranger to the big screen.

No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road, all highly acclaimed novels, have been successfully adapted for film.

But what about McCarthy’s masterpiece, Blood Meridian?

In the thirty-plus years since its release, at least seven people have put their names on an adaptation — one of whom even completed the screen play — but none have filmed it, according to Stacey Peebles, Director of Film Studies at Centre College and editor of The Cormac McCarthy Journal.

Todd Gilchrist of MEL magazine interviewed Peebles and two other creatives familiar with Blood Meridian’s reputation for being “unfilmable” to find out what they thought was keeping it off the screen and what they think is necessary to bring it there (should someone want to do so).

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