Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #27. David Michod’s The Rover

The Rover David Michod

The Rover

Director/Writer: David Michôd
Producer(s): David Linde and Liz Watts
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy

His four-star, stellar criminal underworld saga Animal Kingdom officially put first-time helmer David Michod on the map. His sophomore film was a top sales title in Cannes 2012, and the pic contains an impressive trio of three so far (further casting announcements should be made shortly) with Scoot McNairy easily enjoying his time in the spotlight.

Gist: The Rover is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and dysfunctional near future. Eric (Guy Pearce) has left everything and every semblance of human kindness behind him. When his last possession, his car, is stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals, Eric sets off to track them down and is forced along the way to enlist the help of Reynolds (Robert Pattinson), the naive member of the gang left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang’s most recent escape.

Release Date: Production begins this month in Australia, so this means programmers from Telluride, Venice, Toronto, NYFF all have wishes of nabbing a world premiere. Surprisingly, no U.S. distributor has sunk their fangs into this.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)

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  3. Lil

    January 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you,I’m waiting for The Rover.

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  11. IB

    November 24, 2013 at 1:43 am

    “Surprisingly, no U.S. distributor has sunk their fangs into this”

    – A24 have it

    • ioncinema

      November 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

      No distribs had jumped on it at the time of publication. Looking forward in A24’s campaign/launch.

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