ANIMAL KINGDOM Helmer David Michod's Next Is THE ROVER

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ANIMAL KINGDOM Helmer David Michod's Next Is THE ROVER
Australian director David Michod, clearly, is his own man. And he wants to stay that way. After winning Sundance with his feature debut Animal Kingdom - which picked up an Oscar nom for Jackie Weaver - Hollywood came knocking in a big way with Michod given the chance to take the step out of Australia and into the studio system. And his answer, evidently, is thanks but no. He'd rather keep telling his own stories.

Michod's next will be The Rover, a picture he will write and direct from an idea he came up with alongside his Animal Kingdom co-star Joel Edgerton. The story will revolve around a man trying to recover his stolen car, a car which contains something he needs back rather badly. Lava Bear and Porchlight Films will produce.
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cuckooApril 6, 2012 6:12 PM

Such good news. Really looking forward to what he cooks up next, and of course the inclusion of Edgerton is a plus as well.

Joe YoungApril 6, 2012 7:13 PM

I wish David Michod, Joel Edgerton etc got friendly with Serhat Caradee.....I liked his film Cedar Boys (2009).

The Rover sounds good but I wonder if he is trying to ride on the sucess of Drive (2011)...?

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonApril 8, 2012 12:03 AM

He's Australian. They are all about their cars man. Long stretches of road and open areas. It's a huge part of the culture there, in a much more pure and less "Fast and the Furious" or NASCAR kind of way. It's nuts and bolts and in the blood. So a car film is a given, and a welcome thing imo.

RIGHT ON to Michod for staying out of the system too. Really looking forward to his next picture.

Though, I did think ANIMAL KINGDOM was intensely reminiscent of AT CLOSE RANGE.

Joe YoungApril 8, 2012 9:37 AM

Yeah I Love the Beast (2009). But I think Drive (2011) made some waves.....

Animal Kingdom (2010) is very reminiscent At Close Range (1986) maybe because their both based realife stories.

PatrickApril 8, 2012 7:12 PM