Joe Cornish is the answer to your graphic novel adaptation prayers
For his directorial follow-up to the scrappy alien-invasion movie Attack the Block, British filmmaker Joe Cornish has signed on to adapt the sci-fi/adventure graphic novel Rust by Royden Lepp.
The story involves a young farmer whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a giant robot and a rocket-propelled boy on his land. The project appears to be strongly reminiscent of the animated classic The Iron Giant, and it seems readymade for the talents of Cornish, whose last major screen credit was co-writing The Adventures of Tintin, with close friend Edgar Wright, among others. With Rust, however he'll apparently be leaving the screenwriting to in-demand scribe Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo).
Meanwhile, Cornish has also been tapped to helm an film version of Neal Stephenson's cyberpunk opus, Snow Crash, and he and Wright have long been working on an Ant-Man movie. Since Ant-Man is a a Marvel comic-book character and a member of this obscure group known as The Avengers, we're guessing that we'll be hearing more about that project soon as well.
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