David Michôd's THE ROVER: Pearce And Pattinson Stumble Through The Wasteland In First Teaser

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Australia's David Michôd burst onto the international scene with his hugely acclaimed - and deservedly so - debut Animal Kingdom. An intense slice of urban crime, Animal Kingdom won Michôd comparisons to a young Martin Scorsese while in the process of winning Sundance and the success of that debut has left many - ourselves included - eagerly awaiting the arrival of his sophomore effort. And for that Michôd wrote a screenplay based on a story he developed with Joel Edgerton titled The Rover. In the leads are actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

What's it about? They don't really want to tell you. Here's all that's being said in the official synopsis:

10 years following the collapse of society, a man will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.
They're not telling you much but they're showing a little bit more. The first teaser has just arrived and we're proud to present it below. Yes, it looks very much worthy of the man who created Animal Kingdom. Check it out and let us know what you think.


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  • Bos

    In the news you wrote "What's it about? They don't really want to tell you. Here's all that's being said in the official synopsis:

    10 years following the collapse of society, a man will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him."
    Actually, the IMDB description is a bit more complex, let me copy-paste here:

    "A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the
    Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left
    behind in the wake of the theft".

    So, the "one thing that still matters to him" is actually his car.

    Btw nice trailer, I am a huge fan of apocalypse movies, almost any kind, I am eager to see this one.

  • Ninja_Toes

    The bit I like the most in that trailer is that It's an "end of the world" setting, and yet everything looks deceptively ordinary. There are no road warrior outfits, no unnecessarily elaborate vehicles and fortresses, just plain clothes, cars and buildings with a little extra dirt and grime. It makes the whole thing more plausible, and frightening quite frankly.

  • Bos

    The collapse happened from just 10 years, you still have clothes to use, and people who remember what a real society was, who try to live imitating that way.

    Usually you start to see 'road warrior outfits' when decades has passed, 30-40-50 yrs or more. You have no more 'clothes' to use because no one makes them, and so you start to assemble your own. Plus, you have people who was born never seeing a real society, so they just don't know to look weird.

    The setting of this movie is right, because only 10 yrs has passed.

  • Z. LaPorte Airey

    Sweet. I'm an unabashed fan of Pattinson

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