Just announced as a part of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival line-up, David Michod's upcoming post-apocalyptic revenge thriller THE ROVER has just scored itself a new trailer and some posters and we've got 'em for ya to check out. The film, starring a grizzled Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, was picked up last year by A24, which plans to release it this summer on July 18. Judging from this new trailer we're in for a very dark tale, and a sense of dread can be felt throughout the entire two-and-a-half minute peek at the film. No wonder it made our Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi/Thrillers To Look Forward To This Summer.
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.
THE ROVER also stars Scoot McNairy, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Nash Edgerton, David Field and Jamie Fallon, and was written by Michod and based on a story conceived by Michod and Joel Edgerton. Look for it in theaters on July 18.