Monday, February 18, 2013

'The Rover' Update - Shooting Schedule + Casting News

ETA: Moving the post to the top - adding a production image from Porchlight Films
ETA2: The production image is a "not a pic from the film, old mood board..." according to producer Liz Watts



Feb. 5th, 2013

Press release from Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films with updates about 'The Rover' (via comingsoon.net)
Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films have announced that filming on The Rover started on Tuesday January 29. With support from Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen NSW, the seven-week shoot will take place in South Australia.

Written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover is a slow burn thriller, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson ("The Twilight Saga").

Joining them are Scoot McNairy, who plays Pattinson’s brother, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes and David Field. All have descended on regional South Australia for the hot and dusty shoot.

While donning the directorial hat, Michôd also wrote the script for The Rover based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty). 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.

Liz Watts is producing for Porchlight Films and David Linde for Lava Bear Films. Watts and Porchlight Films produced Michôd’s debut feature Animal Kingdom. At the start of production, the producers commended the enthusiasm of the cast in their new environment.

“The South Australian desert environment can be a tough one to work in, particularly for those coming from a Northern Hemisphere winter but both the cast and crew have thrown themselves into the shoot. We are shooting in some of the most haunting and stunning landscapes in the world, and are fortunate to have such an exceptional cast and a truly talented crew,” Watts and Linde said.

FilmNation represents U.S. sales with UTA Independent Film Group. FilmNation also acquired the majority of worldwide sales rights to The Rover and the film has already been sold to leading distributors around the world - including Australia where distributor Roadshow Films’ Managing Director Joel Pearlman added “this is an incredibly exciting project which we are thrilled to be working on with Liz, David and the whole creative team.”

Shooting completes in mid-March in South Australia, with postproduction taking place in Sydney.

More articles about the same press release on Variety and Deadline

Guy Pearce, Rob's 'The Rover' co-star, pictured in Adelaide yesterday (source/via)


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8 comments:

Iluvthemovies said...

Anything dealing with this production makes me very excited to see in a movie theater. I want to see futuristic and gritty Rob in all his glory owning this role. Thank you David for selecting Rob for this role, you both rule.

just me said...

no matter how many times they explain the storyline i just can't wrap my mind around it. futuristic western..hmmmmm. i want a glimpse of it, really excited to see Robert in something he has never done before, all dirty, dusty and not the MotU or Cedric kind of a character...

liza heather said...

I have been looking forward to this film since I first heard that Rob was attached to this project.
The storyline sounds very dark and gritty, yet resonating with themes of our own deteriorating and self serving society.
It will be interesting to see how fans will respond to Rob in this kind of role. I think this is a definitive step into a bright future for this brilliant actor.

moonC said...

@just me: I see it like kind of Mad Max. Not exactly but sth in this direction

rocknmovie said...

Well, the pic of Guy Pearce was not taken yesterday but on Feb. 6.

ameliejoline said...

Thank you ladies, you're the best and amazing Rob Site. I have so much respect for your hard work on this site. Sending you all my love

apsara pari said...

Love this still , so artistic , like a painting , love it so looking forward to this movie

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