[Movies] Rio Director In Talks For Rust Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.10.2013
Based on the graphic novel...
The Wrap reports that Carlos Saldanha (Rio, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs) is set to make his live-action directing debut with 20th Century Fox's Rust. He replaces Joe Cornish (Attack the Block, who left the project several weeks ago. The film is based on Royden Lepp's graphic novel Rust: Visitor in the Field (published in September 2011 by Archaia Entertainment), which was adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). Simon Kinberg will produce through Genre FIlms. Aditya Sood will executive produce with Archaia's Stephen Christy and PJ Bickett.
Here's a synopsis: "Rust" is a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. 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.
Saldanha has already met with the production team to discuss the creative direction of the movie. There was no reason given for Cornish leaving, but he has been working on Snow Crash for Paramount.
Saldanha, who also co-directed Ice Age and Robots, will have his next film released by Fox, Rio 2, on April 11, 2014.