February 1st, 2014 / 5 Comments

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Blake Howard from Graffiti With Punctuation had the opportunity to interview David on the red carpet at the AACTA awards:

“David Michôd well and truly set the record straight about his new film The Rover on the red carpet of the AACTA awards tonight. When discussing its post apocalyptic feel he quickly railed against that assertion.  “It’s about me thinking about today. I can already tell that I’m going to have to go out of my way over the next few months to point out that it isn’t ‘post-apocalypse.’ It’s about ten or twenty years in the future after just a really steady western economic collapse. And on that level it feels like me talking about an entirely possible Australia.”

After the success of Animal Kingdom and collaborating on numerous projects as a screenwriter I asked how he came to The Rover.
It took me quite a while to work out what the next movie was gonna be and I had written the first draft of The Rover before I had written Animal Kingdom and never thought that it would be the next movie. I just suddenly found myself returning to it and saying ‘I wanna do this one.’”

After the trailer for Michôd’s latest film, The Rover, dropped like a bomb on the internets today I had to know when we’re able to see it. Devastatingly it’s not looking like being released in Australia until July. “I would LOVE to start showing people because I’m sick of sitting in this weird limbo land of having finished it a couple of months ago and just wanting to know what the world makes of it.”

“If it were up to me I’d be screening it right now, I’d be walking around showing people on my phone.”

David you’re such a tease.

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In Australian cinemas 31 July 2014 – classification MA15+

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  • Jules
    Posted on February 01, 2014

    Ooh loved this, thanks Maria. If I wasn’t already so completely and utterly looking forward to this film I’m pretty sure David’s own enthusiasm to show people would work. How awesome. This was a wonderful read. Can’t wait for full on promo with this man, Rob and Guy (everything crossed) because it will be epic 🙂

  • Vertigo
    Posted on February 01, 2014

    hahaha David this is so not helping with the wait.

    Same here Jules – really looking forward to this promo and I’m sure it will just fly by and before we know it, July will be here. \o/

  • Carmel
    Posted on February 01, 2014

    OK. I could do that. I could scrunch in close and watch Rey over David’s shoulder. Who needs a red carpet?….. unless Rob is on it 🙂

  • Trish
    Posted on February 02, 2014

    If the director is willing to show the film on his phone, it sounds to me like he has complete faith he’s made the movie he wanted to make, and that has to be a good thing. I don’t mind waiting until July (or whenever) to see it, but I hope it gets a chance to showcase at some festivals (Cannes, pretty please?) before then. The lead up to its release should be long and slow – I’ve learned that lesson from the Dior campaign. And look how awesome that turned out!

  • Michelle
    Posted on February 02, 2014

    *giggles* LOVE what David says about showing The Rover on his phone. Count me in 😀 Soooooo excited for the film, my excitement grows more & more by the day. Great interview, thanks for sharing Maria.

    So with you Jules & Vertigo, CANNOT wait for the promo – absolutely EPIC it will be 😀

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