Move over, Mad Max.
New York-based indie production company-distributor A24 announced Thursday that it has landed U.S. theatrical distribution rights for “The Rover,” a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian desert starring
The film was written and directed by award-winning Aussie filmmaker David Michôd, whose debut feature, “Animal Kingdom,” became the talk of the 2010
Set a decade after the collapse of the western economic system, at a time when order has disintegrated Down Under and desperados rule the badlands, "The Rover" follows grizzled tough guy Eric (Pearce) as he travels the outback by car. When a gang of villains steal his vehicle, they leave behind a mysterious, wounded man, Rey (Pattinson). The two pursue the gang, with Eric willing to take any measure necessary to reclaim what's his.
Also starring Scoot McNairy,
In just under a year of operation, A24 has made waves in Hollywood putting out the buzzy, youth-skewing indie dramas
No release date for "The Rover" has been set.