Animal Kingdom was an incredible feature debut from David Michod in 2010, so it’s exciting to finally get a glimpse of his follow-up film. Judging by this first teaser trailer for The Rover, it’s just as dark, gritty and intense as his first.
Guy Pearce, an Animal Kingdom alum, stars as a guy living in a very bleak future, who has something very precious stolen from him. The gang of thieves makes off with whatever it is, but leave one guy (Robert Pattinson) behind, who gets dragged along with Pearce as he seeks to get his cargo back.
There’s just brief flashes of scenes with a Pearce voice-over here, but what we do see looks really great. No specific release date yet, but A24 will release it in the summer in the US.