Rust Animation Test Footage

A live-action adaptation of Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust has been in the works since the summer of 2011, a few months before it was even available to purchase. A year later, Attack the Block director and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer Joe Cornish was attached to direct the film, produced by Simon Kinberg, with a script by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project, but that changes today.

Sadly, there hasn’t been any update on the development of Rust, but it appears there may have once been an idea to turn the movie into an animated adaptation instead of a live-action movie. Some Rust test footage has been discovered online, created by animator Ryan J. Woodward, the same guy who has worked on movies like Space Jam, Osmosis Jones, The Iron Giant and Tomorrowland.

Watch the Rust animation test footage below. Read More »

Simon Kinberg Fox

Marvel has Joss Whedon, Warner Bros. has David Goyer and now Fox has a similar creative force. Though Mark Millar was hired last year to oversee some of Fox’s comic book properties, they’ve just signed Simon Kinberg to a three year first look deal he promises will include Marvel-like expansions of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. Read More »

Attack the Block director (and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer) Joe Cornish is one of a couple young filmmakers that Fox has latched on to. Another is Josh Trank, just set to direct Fantastic Four. At the same time as Fox announced that it would move forward with a Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four, and that a new director is needed for Daredevil, there’s news that Cornish has been set to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Rust: Visitor in the Field.

The original story is by Royden Lepp, with Aline Brosh McKenna scripting based on Lepp’s graphic novel. The story follows a family whose lives are changed when a jetpack-wearing boy crashes into their barn while being chased by a giant old war robot. Read More »

Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust won’t hit stores until September but all the major studios got a crack at it this week and, it seems, 20th Century Fox is going to buy the right to turn it into a movie. Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) will write the screenplay and Simon Kinberg (X-Men First Class, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will produce the adventure story that sounds like a blend of The Rocketeer and The Iron Giant. Read the description, see the full promo image and more after the jump. Read More »