Currently in theaters nationwide, Aussie filmmaker David Michôd’s gritty dystopian drama The Rover is one of the better post-apocalyptic movies of the last few years. Which is saying something, since both Hollywood and the independent film community have been obsessed with mankind-is-screwed cinema recently (see: This is the End, The World’s End, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and so on). The Rover is set ten years into the future, with a grizzled drifter (Guy Pearce) and a skittish younger guy (Robert Pattinson) traverse the desolate Australian outback in search of the former’s stolen car. It’s raw, brutal, and home to the bizarre yet transfixing scene in which Robert Pattinson, covered in dirt and grime, sings along to Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock.”
As it turns out, The Rover is much more authentic than you’d expect for a movie that’s about the apocalypse’s aftermath. In this exclusive featurette, courtesy of A24 Films, Pattinson, Pearce, and co-star Scoot McNairy explain how swarms of pesky, dirt-loving flies made the production tougher than any budgetary concerns or time constraints ever could.
And that’s not all. We’ve also teamed up with A24 Films to give away some pretty badass swag: a signed The Rover poster gracing the signatures of Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, and David Michôd.
Interested? Here’s how you can win the poster that all of the Rob Pattinson fans in your life will endlessly try to steal: Head over to the Complex Pop Culture Facebook page and send us a message detailing the first thing you'd do if you woke up in a post-apocalyptic world. The person who comes up with the most creative (read: craziest) answer will receive the prize. The deadline is next Tuesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. EST.
Send us your best responses, and be sure to check out The Rover in a theater near you.