Ioncinema has been doing a mega countdown of the Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2014. The Rover came in at #47:
Director: David Michôd Writer(s): David Michôd Producers: David Linde, David Michôd, Liz Watts U.S. Distributor: a24 Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson
It’s hard to not overpraise David Michôd. After all, the Aussie filmmaker’s debut, a blistering ensemble film displayed a poised skillset that instantly placed the filmmaker in the big leagues. It appears that much of the make-up in Animal Kingdom’s (men, guns, revenge and death) are knocking down the door of this sophomore film. Re-teaming with Edgerton (story department) and Pearce, and a Robert Pattison who appears to be a bankable choice for auteur filmmakers, this looks like a throwback to golden Ozploitation nuggets of yesteryear.
Gist: This is about a loner who tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.
Release Date: Clearly the film is ready and should score a Main Comp berth at this year’s Cannes. Look for the a24 folks to release this a la The Bling Ring, shortly after the fest premiere.
Paris Match released a list of films rumored to be at the Cannes Film Festival this year and The Rover was mentioned when PM broke down buzzed films from around the world.
Robert Pattinson from The Rover teaser trailer featured in Paris Match’s leading photograph for their Cannes rumors article
Official selections will be revealed in April but for now, we enjoy the buzz. Translated excerpt from Paris Match:
Who will compete at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, from 14 to 25 May, in Cannes? Paris Match reported on the many suitors while the Gold Award will be officially presented Saturday, May 24
Professionals attending the Festival of Berlin are schizophrenic. Despite the rain of films – nearly 400 in all sections – they have one thing in mind: to know the features that will be ready for Cannes and have a chance to seduce Thierry Fremaux and his team of coaches . We already wish him a lot of courage to oversupply, especially coming from the European continent.
The Cannes Film Festival should reflect all theaters of the world.
The Rover by Australian David Michod with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson…
The official selection will be announced in April. The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14 to 25, with the presentation of the Palme d’Or on Saturday 24, because of the European elections. New Zealand director Jane Campion will be the president of the jury, while ”Grace of Monaco” will open.