Friday, September 7, 2012

'The Rover' Gets Gobbled Up in Key Territories

The David Michod-helmed drama sells to eOne in the United Kingdom, Canada and Benelux, among other markets.

TORONTO -- The Robert Pattinson starrer The Rover is getting gobbled up in a number of key territories.

The David Michod-helmed drama, which also stars Guy Pearce, has been sold in the U.K., Canada and Benelux territories to eOne, Scandinavia to Nordisk, Latin America to Sun Distribution, the Middle East to Italia Film and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) to Revolutionary Releasing. Village Roadshow already picked up the film for Australia and New Zealand.

FilmNation acquired the majority of worldwide sales rights to The Rover during the Cannes Film Festival in May and will continue to present the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. FilmNation also is handling U.S. sales with UTA.

Michôd, who became an in-demand director after the success of his debut Animal Kingdom, also wrote The Rover, which begins shooting in the winter and is based on a story he conceived with actor Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby).

Set in a dystopian future, the story centers on a hardened loner, Eric (Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a brutal gang of thieves steals his car and his only remaining possession, they leave behind the wounded Rey (Pattinson). Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.

We’ve had a great response from buyers so far,” FilmNation’s Glen Basner said. “David has emerged as an innovative filmmaker, generating much anticipation for his next film among both distributors and audiences worldwide.”

David Linde will produce The Rover for Lava Bear Films, while Liz Watts will produce for Porchlight Films with Michôd.


Iluvthemovies said...

I do believe this movie will be more successful than Cosmopolis due to the action and the type of movie it is about. I am thrilled that Rob is varying his roles to show more of a range, he just keeps getting better. I am so excited to hear all about this project and Queen of the Desert.

No name said...

Rob is a smart guy when it comes to picking movies. He is been different from most actors in hollywood because he is picking real acting roles. He is not so concern about making tons of money. He wants together better. He wants to be known as a great actor, he is a perfectionnis, and a true professional. He really cares about his craft/job and would do anything to get better. That's one of the reason why I love and respect you Rob Pattinson, because you care about the people who are paying to see your movies. You want to open up the minds of the average movie goes, you want to offer them something good, true, fresh, and unique.
Really....who wants to see another snow white, batman, spider man.....etc....llist goes on. People will be looking back at Cosmopolis one day as a contribution to the film industry.
Bravo rob!!

twmmy said...

Oh, @no name, should be your words be come true 'who wants another batman...'. But sorry, the film industry in every 5 years make a new one from those. And the real film-art is rare as Cosmopolis. I really don't want to think about Herzog's and Croeneberg's age.... but real directors are rare too.

Rebecca said...

Totally agree with you!! I couldn't have said it better!!

Rebecca said...

Totally agree with you!! I couldn't have said it better!!