Watch Robert Pattinson in the first trailer for The Rover

The first trailer for post-apocalyptic drama The Rover proves Robert Pattinson is continuing to diversify his cinematic CV post- Twilight .

The action drama, which also stars Guy Pearce, brings the apocalypse to the Australian outback, in what looks set to be a far moodier, albeit equally as gun-filled, riff on Mad Max.

The story follows a loner (Pearce) as he tracks a gang of rebels who stole his car. Along the way he forces a wounded random (Pattison) to help him, and chaos ensues.

The Rover is set for release in 2014.