‘The Rover’ slated for 2014 Summer USA Release and Official Twitter Account

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According to theroverfilm.com, The Rover movie will be released in the USA on the summer of 2014.

We spoke to a representative from A24 and they confirmed the following information. @TheRoverMovie is the official twitter account for The Rover! The account also reveals a couple of things, most notably the release timeframe for the film – Summer 2014 – and the title treatment we posted above. A24 is the distributor for the US but we’ll let you know when other countries have release dates as well (Australia is already known). The twitter account will post official news about the movie but closer to the release, they will launch a full social media campaign.

Also, @TheRoverMovie is their official twitter, if you have an account, give them a follow.

Are you all just as excited for the movie as we are?

Source: theroverfilm

The Rover Due Out This August 2014

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 11.48.07 AMAccording to an Esquire UK scan, The Rover is due out next August, 2014. Rob filmed this movie last spring with Guy Pearce.

Could The Rover be the project that marks Robert Pattinson’s transformation from tween heartthrob to serious movie star? From the writer-director of the brilliant Australian drama Animal Kingdom (2010), the film stars Guy Pearce as a loner traveling through the Aussie outback when a gang of thieves steal his car. He tracks them down to exact revenge, enlisting the help of Reynolds (Pattinson), the one injured gang member left behind. DUE AUGUST

Source: Twitter / Gossipgyal

 

MOVIE UPDATE: A24 Acquires US Distribution of Rob’s The Rover

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According to Deadline.com, A24 has acquired the US distribution rights to Rob’s recently wrapped project, The Rover. The official press release is included below:

A24 today announced the acquisition of David Michôd’s latest film THE ROVER for theatrical release in the U.S. The slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. THE ROVER was produced by Liz Watts for Porchlight Film and David Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner, along with Michôd. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natsha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with Animal Kingdom Production Designer, Jo Ford.

THE ROVER is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.

A24 says: “David Michôd is a visionary filmmaker and we are thrilled to work with him to bring THE ROVER to US audiences. The movie will undoubtedly confirm his singular voice and distinctive gift for creating arresting visuals and indelible characters.”

Soon after confirming the U.S. deal producers Liz Watts and David Linde commented that ”A24 is a perfect fit for THE ROVER – a young, innovative and exciting company at the cutting edge of the independent sector in the US, they have contributed to an already exciting array of global distribution partners, and we are pleased to be partnering with them on the future release of the film.”

A24 negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers and FilmNation Entertainment. UTA also represents Michôd. Prior to selling the U.S. rights to A24, FilmNation Entertainment licensed the film to a majority of territories worldwide based on selectively showing a two-minute reel of footage from the film.

The film was shot this spring on location in the deserts of South Australia, and is currently in post-production in Sydney. Village Roadshow will release the film in Australia and New Zealand. THE ROVER’S investment partners include Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen NSW, and financial partners Fulcrum Media and the Union Bank.

We could not be more excited. Can’t wait to see him start promoting this film as early as next year! We love Rob in a suit and tie ;)

Source: Deadline.com

New Pics of Rob on The Rover Set

Update: Added another new set picture

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Pictures were taken by Digital Artist Michael John Kildare.

UPDATE: Details on the last tagged photo:

Just a little background….that pic of Rob I gave you, I took the original at the end of a day’s shooting in the Desert near Leigh Creek…and he was well and truly “over it”, as were we all. We did get into the vodka that night…we needed it!

The digital artwork takes me about a day to do what I wish, or want to see in the piece, then about a day rendering. I like doing portraits of people I work with, and people I love.

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