I love that pic above. I like to imagine Guy Pearce is pissed at Robert Pattinson for making those shitty TWILIGHT films, but actually that is just one of the first stills released from David Michod's upcoming post-apocalyptic revenge thriller THE ROVER, which was scooped up by distributor A24 back in June of last year. Back in January we hit you with a teaser for the flick and now we have learned when THE ROVER will be making its way to theaters.
A24 has arranged a July 18 2014 release date for THE ROVER, setting it up to play throughout August as it opens limited. I'm hoping like hell that it'll be playing near me as it looks like it could be one hell of a nasty little flick.
The film was written by Michod and based on a story conceived by Michod and Joel Edgerton. THE ROVER was produced by Liz Watts for Porchlight Film and David Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner, along with Michod, and co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior.
THE ROVER is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.