Now playing in limited release is writer/director David Michôd’s thriller The Rover. The film stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and takes place 10 years after the collapse of society, revolving around a man who sets out to reclaim his last possession from a gang. The pic is based on an original idea by Michôd and Joel Edgerton and marks Michôd’s long-awaited follow-up to his well-received 2010 feature debut Animal Kingdom. For more on the film, watch the trailer or read Matt’s review.
Recently, I landed an extended video interview with David Michôd. he talked about the genesis of the project, how he wrote the role with Pearce in mind but didn’t tell him, casting the rest of the film including his initial meeting with Robert Pattinson, deleted scenes, how The Rover was the last Australian movie shot on film, upcoming projects, and more. Hit the jump to watch.