Nick Wechsler has bought the film rights to Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Road.

According to Variety, John Hillcoat will develop the book to direct the Western; it's set after a nuclear explosion, in the post-apocalyptic nightmarish road trip of a man who tries to transport his son to safety while fending off starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals.

Wechsler is currently looking for a writer and cast for The Road.