20th Century Fox Adaptating Archaia Comic 'Rust' for the Big Screen
With Comic-Con about to hit, news of comic book adaptations is about to catch fire again, and to kick things off is THR's story about an Archaia graphic novel called Rust. They report that 20th Century Fox has acquired rights to the graphic novel, written by Royden Lepp, and have Aline Brosh McKenna (Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, Morning Glory) set to write, Simon Kinberg (Jumper, X-Men: First Class) to produce. The project was recently shopped around town, but Fox made sure to grab it first. Rust is a "high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time" and the graphic novel hits shelves this September.
"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."
Doesn't that sound good? It's an "all ages" book (check out the photo on their site for more) and it honestly just sounds like a great story, reminiscent of something like The Rocketeer meets Iron Giant. You can find out more info on the Archaia Comics website. It sounds like Fox is excited to get this project in the works and I'm glad to see such high profile names like Kinberg and Brosh McKenna working on it. I'm just intrigued by that story and the art for it more than anything. I'm sure this is only the first of many comic book adaptations we'll hear about in the works, so stay tuned as we near the start of Comic-Con 2011.