The pic above isn’t an example of hatred of The Twilight franchise that’s gotten completely out of hand, it’s actually the first image of Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in The Rover (via EW). And as you can see, R-Patz isn’t having a great time.
The movie is Australian director David Michod’s follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Animal Kingdom. Guy Pearce stars as Eric, a drifter living outside normal society. When his car is stolen by a gang of thugs, he enlists the help of Reynolds (Robert Pattinson), a gang member who was abandoned during the chaos.
The film is set in Australia after a massive financial crisis that sent many heading for desert mines in the hope of finding their fortune. David Michod commented, “It’s like a new gold rush. Where people from all corners of the world have come out to the desert to scrape out an existence. Petty criminals and miscreants and hustlers. The basic story is really quite elemental. You’ve got a really dark, dangerous, murderous person in Guy’s character, and in Rob’s character you have a quite troubled and damaged, but beautiful and naïve, soul.”
He’s adds, “You put cars in the desert in Australia and people are going to think of Mad Max. And with all due respect to that film – and I stress that – I think The Rover is going to be way more chillingly authentic and menacing.”
We’re not sure about Pattinson as a gangster thug, but perhaps he’ll surprise us. The movie should hit cinemas later this year.