Grinderman and Bad Seeds duo Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have scored yet another film, John Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning post-apocalyptic novel The Road, and are set to release the soundtrack on January 4th.

Together, Cave and Ellis previously scored Hillcoat's 2005 film The Proposition, as well as the films The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The English Surgeon.

The Road will star Viggo Mortensen in the lead role, and is also due in cinemas on January 4th. Cave said of the project, "The movie is about the loss of things, the absence of things, the lack of things... The lack of the wife/mother is present in every frame of the film... The delicate edifice of the film holds the ache of her absence, tenderly and by the tips of the fingers. The music was composed as a direct response to the film. A light, haunting, simple score with a sense of absence and loss at its heart."