December 12th, 2012 / 20 Comments

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So I swear this was NOT on Porchlight’Film’s website on Monday when I checked, but it’s something:

“26 November 2012 – The Rover has started pre production at Adelaide Studios. David Michod’s exciting follow up to Animal Kingdom stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is due to start shooting in early 2013.”

Woot woot – it’s happening peoples it’s happening.

Also, I saw Movieline’s interview with Scoot McNairy, but didn’t think it deserved it’s own post.  He does, however, mention:

“So what’s next for you?

I’ve got about two or three scenes in Promised Land that just came out. And then a movie called Twelve Years A Slave that Steve McQueen directed. Brad’s in it, and Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. I’m working on this film right now with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore called Non-Stop. Then I’m off to do this movie called Frank with Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Fassbender. And after that, I work with David Michod, who did Animal Kingdom and is really close friends with Andrew Dominik. It’s with Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson. It’s called The Rover. (my emphasis)

Is it going to be as intense as Animal Kingdom

You know, I don’t know the direction in which David’s taking it, but it’s a futuristic western that takes place in the Australian Outback.

Can you talk about the character you play?

I play Rob’s brother. If I say anything else about  it, it gives it all away.”


According to SA Film:

Porchlight Films Pty Ltd in association with Lava Bear Films LLC
Producers: Liz Watts, David Linde, David Michôd
Writer/Director: David Michôd
International Sales: FilmNation
Australian Distributor: Village Roadshow

Synopsis: The Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. Eric has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him. And then he has his last possession stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey, the naïve and injured junior member of the gang, who was left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang’s most recent robbery.

  • Sue
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    ‘The Rover Starts Preproduction’. Those words alone make me ridiculously excited and so, so happy to be living in this wonderful country. Thanks Maria, this has made my night!

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    *claps hands* Me too Sue, seeing ‘The Rover Starts Preproduction’ is just too too exciting for words. Cannot wait for this film. Thanks so much for this awesome news Maria 😀 Love the little snippet we got too about Scoot playing Rob’s brother!

  • Vicky
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    Woohoo!!!!!!! Now this is what I call exciting news!!!!!! Thanks Maria

  • ephie
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    WOO HOO!!!! YES YES YES!! It sounds very intriguing. Soooo excited. Thanks for this update – @maria you are the best

  • Maria
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    Mine too @Sue mine too!

  • Vertigo
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    Am loving the slow detail release … just enough to excite, not enough to spoil. Perfect!

  • Silvie
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    Love this news. Thank you 😀

  • MichelleC
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    Heart pounding when I read this. Such a coup that they’ll be filming here in SA. Rob will love every minute of it.

  • Georgie2112
    Posted on December 12, 2012

    This is so exciting! I recently found out that my neighbour’s brother-in-law will be the armourer for The Rover!

  • Cindy
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Great excitement in the camp I say! 😀

  • Roberta Joy
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Hope to see more info and pics soon.

  • Maria
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah???? You can’t tell us things like that @Georgie2112 *giggles*. How exciting.

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Oh WOW Georgie, that is SO exciting 😀

  • Suze
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Great news. I’m excited for you Aussie ladies. 🙂

  • Jules
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    GAH!!!! This is fantastic news….I am loving everything I hear about this movie, so so intriguing!! Can not wait to see Rob in this role 🙂 holy hell, bring it on. We are SO ready!!!! 🙂

    You are a star for gathering all this info for us Maria! Thank you so much 🙂

    @ georgie2112 wow!! How cool is that?! 🙂

  • Val
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    wow, @Georgie2112, lucky duck! Enjoy the connection!

  • Carmel
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I can’t belive this is actually happening! Squeeeee

    Georgie2112 – Oh. My. GOD!

  • Sue
    Posted on December 13, 2012

    @Georgie2112. Now THAT’s the kind of neighbour we ALL want! Congrats!

  • Georgie2112
    Posted on December 15, 2012

    Haha thanks girls – it’s a bit of a tenuous link. I don’t think I’ll hear any more news until after my neighbour sees him again on Xmas day but I’ll keep you updated:)

  • Maria
    Posted on December 16, 2012

    Thanks @Georgie2112 – we will take whatever we can get 🙂

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