The first trailer for writer/director David Michôd’s upcoming thriller The Rover has been released online. 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. This teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much by way of plot, but there’s certainly a thick air of intensity surrounding the proceedings and Pearce appears to be giving a strong lead performance. Again, not particularly illuminating but this is definitely intriguing stuff.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Scoot McNairy, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes, and David Field. The Rover will be released sometime this summer.
Here’s the official logline for The Rover:
10 years following the collapse of society, a man will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that still matters to him.