Joe Penhall has been set to adapt the drama, The Road.

The film is based on Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel that was chosen as the latest selection of the Oprah Winfrey book club, says Variety. The story is about a father who transports his son to safety following a nuclear explosion and battles starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals in his way.

John Hillcoat will direct The Road; no production schedule has been set.