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Rob Pattinson gets intimidated by Guy Pearce in the 1st image from THE ROVER

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:08 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The first image from director David Michod’s (Animal Kingdom), The Rover, has been released online. The futuristic western takes place in the Australian desert following a worldwide economic collapse and stars Guy Pearce as Eric, a man who has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him when a gang steals his last possession. Eric sets out to track them down and along the way is forced to enlist the help of a naïve, injured member of the gang named Rey (Robert Pattinson). Though the phrase “near-future, Australian-set western” automatically brings to mind Mad Max, Michod promises that The Rover is going to be “way more chillingly authentic and menacing” than those films.

The Rover also stars Scoot McNairy (Argo), Susan Prior (Animal Kingdom), Gillian Jones (Oscar and Lucinda), Anthony Hayes (Burning Man) and David Field (Chopper). The Rover opens later this year.

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Official synopsis for The Rover:

The film is set in the Australian desert, in a dangerous and damaged near future. Eric (Pearce) has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him when a gang of desperate criminals steals his last possession. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey (Pattinson), the naïve and injured junior member of the gang who was left behind in the chaos of the gang’s most recent robbery.

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