And whilst we are talking The Rover .. it’s made another “most anticipated” list for 2013. The Filmstage lists it at no. 23 … 23? That’s my lucky number no joke.
“23. The Rover (David Michod; TBD)
Synopsis: A dirty and dangerous near-future western set in the Australian desert.
Why We’re Looking Forward To It: The last time Guy Pearce starred in a Australian western we got John Hillcoat‘s fantastic The Proposition. This time around, we’ve got Animal Kingdom director David Michod, Robert Pattinson (proving his talent in David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis), the underappreciated Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly, Argo, Monsters) and a near-future setting — it’s safe to say we’re quite excited. With a shoot gearing up in a few months, we hope this one will make it to theaters before the year’s end. – Jordan R.”
See that “proving his talent in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis” … so glad some critics are not blinded by prejudice.