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WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for Much Anticipated 'The Rover,' Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 29, 2014 at 2:11PM

An intense teaser trailer has arrived for David Michod's "The Rover," the much anticipated follow-up to the Aussie director's brilliant 2010 crime film "Animal Kingdom." Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star. Watch below.
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Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in "The Rover."
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in "The Rover."

An intense teaser trailer has arrived for David Michod's "The Rover," the much anticipated follow-up to the Aussie director's brilliant 2010 crime film "Animal Kingdom." Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star. Watch below.

The film, which hits theaters this summer via A24, is set in an apocalyptic wasteland future, and centers on a man trekking across the unforgiving Australian dessert to locate his stolen car and its valuable contents. It's based on an original story by Michod and actor-collaborator Joel Edgerton.

Scoot McNairy ("Argo," "Killing Them Softly"), Susan Prior and Anthony Hayes (both "Animal Kingdom" alum), Gillian Jones ("Oscar and Ludinda") and David Field ("Chopper") also star.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.