Attack the Block Director to Helm Rust

Attack the Block director Joe Cornish is set to helm the big screen adaptation of Archaia’s comic book series Rust. The books tell the story of a family that must deal with a jetpack-wearing boy who crash lands on their farm one day, and to make matters worse, he’s being chased by a giant robot. The first book, titled Rust: A Visitor in the Field, was published last fall. The second book, known as Rust: Secrets of the Cell, will hit book shelves this October.

Rust will be the second feature film directed by Joe Cornish, but he’s no stranger to comic books. He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, and is also working on the upcoming Ant-Man superhero movie from Marvel.

Cornish was rumoured to be directing a big screen adaptation of the cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, but there’s no word if that is still on.

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