"It does look like, now, that I won't be directing,
but it is my script," said Collins about his "Purgatory" screenplay. "That's
the most important thing to me, that the material be faithfully rendered...I will tell you that it will happen about 10 years
after 'Perdition' ends."
The "Road To Perdition" screenplay, adapted by David Self, was set during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek
vengeance against a killer who murdered the rest of their family.
Filming took place in the Chicago area, lensed by DP Conrad
L. Hall, who won a 'Best Cinematography' Oscar for his work on the film.