Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Frank Grillo Seals A Deal For The Purge 3
Sergeant reporting for another tour of duty
Ali Larter Returns For Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Claire Redfield is back
Billy Crudup Joins '70s Drama 20th Century Women
Joining Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig
Trailer For National Lampoon Doc Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
'We were taking on the idiocy of our generation...'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 July 2015
The First Full-Length Trailer For Black Mass Arrives
Johnny Depp is Boston gangster Whitey Bulger
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Gift
07 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Black Sea (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Frank (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Robert Pattinson Gets Bloody
In the first image from The Rover

14 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

submit to reddit

No, he hasn’t fallen afoul of the world’s most depressed Twihard who just learned that Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is the last she’ll see of Edward on screen for the moment. Robert Pattinson has, instead, fallen afoul of a very angry seeming Guy Pearce who just learned that Breaking Dawn is a dark, dangerous, murderous sort in David Michôd’s The Rover.

The Animal Kingdom director’s new film is set in the near future, at a time when a huge financial collapse has seen many running to the Australian Outback, hoping to tap what remains of the place’s mines.

“It’s like a new gold rush,” Michôd, who co-wrote the story with Joel Edgerton, tells Entertainment Weekly. “Where people from all corners of the world have come out to the desert to scrape out an existence. Petty criminals and miscreants and hustlers.”

Naturally, setting the film in the Australian desert and the future means inevitable comparisons to George Miller’s iconic franchise. “You put cars in the desert in Australia and people are going to think of Mad Max,” says Michôd. “And with all due respect to that film –and I stress that – I think The Rover is going to be way more chillingly authentic and menacing.” We believe him on both counts.

For more from Michôd on the film, head to EW’s site. With Scoot McNairy, Anthony Hayes and David Field also aboard, The Rover doesn’t yet have a release date, but should make it over here either later this year or early in 2014. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Leslie Mann Joins The Other Woman
Alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Cast Of The Gift
On acting scared, Words With Friends battles and Lego Bateman

Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)