Society has collapsed but how far would you go to get the one thing that still matters to you? In the New UK trailer for The Rover Robert Pattinson kills to get that one thing back.
Last week the film industry’s premier film festival Cannes announced it’s 2014 line up with David Michod‘s Post apocalyptic Western thriller The Rover one of the stand out films. When you have the director of Animal Kingdom with the ever reliable Guy Pearce co-starring with R-Patz this film is certainly an exciting prospect.
In The Rover 10 years after the collapse of society, normal life has been ripped apart forcing people scavenge the war stricken lands for means of survival. Eric (Guy Pearce) a loner travels those dangerous lands but when a gang steal his only possession his car, they leave behind one of their own Rey (Pattinson) injured. Alone in The Australian Outback the pair give chase but does Eric have some mysterious cargo in the car that’s more important than anything else?
This certainly looks like R-Patz has finally shredded good public school boy charms that have followed him on his early films, the proper spoken English has been replaced by a gruffer American accent, scruffier look most of tattooed. Will those cinephiles who despised Twilight finally give the English actor credit where it’s due? If director Michod can deliver a unrelenting film that’s reminiscent to The Road, Proposition even a streak of Mad Max, The Rover might just be one of those exciting Summer propsects we’ll need to check out.
The Rover is set 22nd August UK Release date with it’s world premiere screening at Cannes Midnight Screenings During May. The film also stars Scoot McNairy.
Set in the near future, the world of THE ROVER is one where mankind’s greed and excesses have pushed civilization to the breaking point.
With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce) travels the desolate towns and roads of the scorched and dangerous Australian outback. When a brutal gang of thieves steals his car and only remaining possession, they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric gives chase.
Determined beyond reason, unrelenting in the pursuit of his prey, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.
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