Four long years have passed since David Michôd shook up the cinematic world with his nerve jangling gangland drama “Animal Kingdom,” but it looks the wait has been worth it. The director is back with “The Rover,” and judging by the first teaser trailer, he’ll once again be putting you on the edge of your seat.
Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, the story is set in war-torn future beset by financial collapse, and follows a man who trudges across the Australian desert to locate his stolen car and secure the mysterious cargo found inside. But obviously, that logline is barely half the story with this first look promising a stark tale of violence in the desolate outback. Based on a story by Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton, in short, it looks like our instincts were right in ranking this so highly on our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014.
“The Rover” opens this summer via A24. Watch below.