This movie is set in a dangerous near-future in the Australian desert, a decade after the collapse of the western economy where people from all over the world come to work in the mines. Eric (Pearce) a bitter and disgruntled former Australian soldier has left everything behind, but when his last possession is stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals, Eric sets off on a hunt to find them.
Along the journey he enlists the help of Rey (Pattinson), a naïve and injured member of the gang, who was left behind. How will the relationship between these two conflicting characters evolve? Will Eric single-handedly succeed in tearing apart and dismantling the dangerous gang of criminals?