Already one of our 15 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the good news is that unlike many films unspooling on the Croisette, we won't have to wait too long to see "The Rover" in theatres at home. Arriving just in time to provide a smart summer antidote to the variety of big screen blockbusters on display, David Michod's latest promises a unique sun-cooked thriller, and today we have the exclusive look at the U.S. theatrical poster for the film.
Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, the story is set in the Australian outback, and follows a man who hunts down the gang of criminals who stole his car, forcing a wounded and abandoned member of the gang to help track them. And while the film is set in a dystopian future, the filmmaker hopes that the themes within will resonate with a contemporary audience. Here's what he has to say in his director's statement from the press notes for the film:
Fascinating stuff indeed, and we're looking forward to seeing how the genre elements and bigger idea concepts are melted together by the "Animal Kingdom" director. "The Rover" opens in limited release on June 6th and goes wide on June 20th. Check out the U.S. theatrical poster below.