Michael Sullivan Sr. hopes to work for Capone, whose influence is felt even though he never shows up (Anthony LaPaglia was originally cast but didn't make the final cut). in the winter of 1931 Based on a graphic novel, when the wife and youngest son of mob enforcer Michael Sullivan are … Ano ang Imahinasyong guhit na naghahati sa daigdig sa magkaibang araw? The wild-eyed hitman Maguire essentially functions as the wildcard, as viewers aren't privy to his background and motivations. For the original graphic novel, Collins reportedly based the Sullivans on the Japanese manga Lone Wolf and Cub, a story about a killer and his young son. As for Connor Rooney, he's based on Looney's real-life son, Connor. But the most surprising and satisfying difference between the book and movie comes from discovering how the same story yields two different, but equally fascinating themes. 1931. … In 1922, Drost teamed up with other gangsters to eliminate Looney and his 21-year-old son, Connor, but only succeeded in killing the latter. For the movie Sullivan Sr. becomes the adopted son of Rooney (authoritatively played by Paul Newman) whose jealous son, Conner (Daniel Craig) orchestrates the murder of Sullivan's family. The storyline was adapted from Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner's eponymous 1998 graphic novel for Paradox Press, and ultimately became both a critical and commercial success upon its 2002 release. One evening, Mike's eldest son, twelve year old Michael Sullivan Jr., who has no idea what his father does for a living, witnesses Connor and his father gun down an associate and his men, the situation gone wrong initiated from an action by Connor. [Full review in Spanish]. |, February 7, 2014 Meanwhile, the elder Rooney tries to prevent a complete bloodbath, but realizes that it won't be easy given his protege's particular set of skills. However after his son is witness to a killing he has done Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run trying to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him. In the adaption by Mendes, it's Connor Rooney who organizes a hit on Michael Sullivan Sr.'s family, which ends with the death of the man's wife and son. So is Perdition still a must-see? Directed by Sam Mendes. The storyline was adapted from Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner's eponymous 1998 graphic novel for Paradox Press, and ultimately became both a critical and commercial success upon its 2002 release. |, July 21, 2015 In 1931, Sullivan's 12-year-old son Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) accidentally witnesses a murder, making him a prime target for Rooney's heartless son, Connor (pre-James Bond Daniel Craig). Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. In the film's 1931 timeline, Capone would've just been heading off to jail, which is perhaps why Nitti is so prominently featured as the face of the organization. The filmmakers also shifted the timeline by about 10 years, as Connor Looney was murdered in 1922 while speaking with his father in a vehicle. Aided by Rayner's photo-based drawings, "Road," the book, combines great action with believable atmosphere. | Cinemark What makes the movie pay off is moving pictures of real action and of intimate scenes between man and boy that are all the more moving for being understated. Based on a graphic novel, when the wife and youngest son of mob enforcer Michael Sullivan are murdered he turns against his boss in order to get revenge. Synopsis Raised by by Rooney since he was an orphan, Michael has worked for the crime boss most of his life, and built. Compared to his character in the film, O'Sullivan Sr. has many more scenes of ruthless killing. By 1999, the novel had reached Dean Zanuck, who was the vice president of development at the company owned by his father, producer Richard D. Zanuck. 'Road to Perdition' is all this and more, perhaps too perfect or too calculated, but with great cinema in it. Road to Perdition (Graphic Novel) Rock Island, Illinois -- 1929. |, February 28, 2017 Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure. The character John Rooney was inspired by real-life Chicago gangster John Looney. I saw then that my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road.