Director Carlos Saldanha (Rio) is reportedly in talks to direct Rust for 20th Century Fox. Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) was previously attached to direct, but reports have him exiting the picture a couple of weeks ago with no explicit reasoning. Created, written and illustrated by Royden Lepp, Rust centers on a small farming family in a war-torn land whose daily life is disturbed by the crash-landing of Jet Jones, a mysterious boy with a jetpack. The family’s oldest son, Roman, begins to suspect that the secrets Jones possesses could be the key to their survival. Hit the jump for more.
The Wrap reports that Saldanha has already met with the creative team behind Rust and has entered into negotiations to direct. Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) adapted Lepp’s first volume of Rust for the adaptation. More on Rust follow below (via Archaia):
Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned war robot! Oldest son Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family’s small farm afloat as the area heals from a devastating world war. While the rest of his family may not trust the mysterious boy with the jetpack, Roman believes the secrets of Jet’s past may be the key to their survival.
RUST VOL. 2: SECRETS OF THE CELL
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
In this follow-up to the critically acclaimedRust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field, the dysfunctional Taylor family continues to rebuild their farm lives after the devastating loss of a recent war, and the appearance of the mysterious jetpack-wearing boy, Jet Jones. Jet’s behavior continues to raise youngest brother Oswald’s suspicion, particularly when the appearance of another robot invader puts them all in danger! Rust Vol. 2 is presented in nostalgic sepia tone, bound in high-quality blue cloth, with photographic end papers that set the industrial atmosphere of the title.