20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to the graphic novel Rust: Visitor in the Field from Royden Lepp . The studio has already hired Aline Brosh McKenna to write the script for the project. I can't say I'm a big fan of McKenna's work, she's written films such as 27 Dresses, Morning Glory, Three to Tango, and The Devil Wears Prada, which was actually a decent movie. She also wrote Cameron Crowe's new film We Bought a Zoo. The graphic novel is set to debut at this years Comic-Con.
Here's a description of the story:
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.
This sounds like it could be a pretty film project, I like the look of the comic art (shown above). It will be interesting to see how this film turns out. What do you think? Does this sound like a cool project to you?