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Joe Cornish Goes To RUST!

Nordling here.

ATTACK THE BLOCK's Joe Cornish has found his next project, according to Deadline, and it's in the comic vein - it's called RUST: VISITOR IN THE FIELD, written by Royden Lepp and it's about a young boy working on his father's farm whose idyllic life gets interrupted by a kid named Jet Jones  in a jetpack fighting a giant robot right out on their field.  Turns out the world is in the midst of a giant robot war and Jet and the boy, Roman, become quick friends.  I don't know much more than that as I decided to quit reading the synopsis and will buy the damn thing blind.

I am reading however, that many critics called the story very reminiscent of THE IRON GIANT, and if that's true, this seems like a no-brainer for Cornish.  Along with ATTACK THE BLOCK (which isn't exactly a kids' movie but bear with me) Cornish really seems to be tapping into those movies we saw as kids and making modern-day movies from that background that we're going to want to see.  RUST will be made at Fox, with Aline Brosh McKenna (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA) writing the script.  I'm a huge ATTACK THE BLOCK fan, so I'm all over this.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • July 12, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by Mahooch

  • July 12, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Jet Jones, the eminent archaeologist?

    by Mahooch

    Hard to believe, isn't it?

  • July 12, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    What about SNOW CRASH?

    by batphantom

    I thought it was his next project. Friggin' Hollywood. I'm sure RUST will be good, but I want someone good to helm SC.

  • July 12, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    you look like a hood ornament

    by Jubba

    ah, rocketeer

  • July 12, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Never heard of it, but....

    by Bakhesh

    according to Amazon, the book is called "Visitor in the field", not "Vision in the field" Also, been following Joe Cornish for years, and I think he has a create childlike sense of fun. This sounds like a great project of him. Fans of his should definitely check out his old radio show (with Adam Buxton)....

  • July 12, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Hey, Cornish: BUY A TRIPOD

    by CuervoJones

    Action sequences in The A-Team are horrible.

  • July 12, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Uh, cuervojones

    by mighty boosh

    ...I assume you're joking/trolling?

  • July 12, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by JamesT

    So this isn't based on the MW2 map? Too bad..

  • July 12, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    sounds shit

    by Waka_Flocka

  • July 12, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    The Adam & Joe TV show on Channel 4 in UK was good as well. Animated Star Wars toys before Robot Chicken popularized it.

  • July 12, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Actually, I´m drunk

    by CuervoJones

    Buy Cuervo.

  • What a fool. -Namaste-

  • July 12, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    I have faith - I think he's a kidder/troller. A-Team would have been better had Joe Cornish directed it, mind.

  • July 12, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I was joking guys, I adore Attack the Block

    by CuervoJones

    "Moses!" and stuff

  • July 12, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    My faith has been rewarded :) Expert trolling.

  • July 12, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    RUST screenplay synopsis

    by the new transported man

    -2 opposing teams of soldiers with different skill sets checking weapons & engaging in a little brotherly hazing -a tense countdown, teams dropped onto the battlefield: RUST -everybody quickly realizes that it's a hacked game, that the hosts rigged it for unlimited AC130 that obliterates you as soon as you spawn, start => quit game

  • July 12, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Jon Cornish??

    by 8footTallGopher

    Stamps running back is directing a movie?

  • July 12, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    When the crap is Adam Strange gonna get a movie?!?!

    by Mickster_Island

    For Pete's sake! He's been around way longer than Rocketeer and Rust. The longer they wait, the more corrupted he gets. Indiana Jones already borrowed his origin story. And his look has been free to change since 08 or so. And now that Teen Titans cartoon is messing with his whole point as a character. C'mon Leo!! You own the rights - make a good Adam Strange movie!

  • July 12, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I wanted to like Attack the Block

    by Beezbo

    But the idea was much better than the execution.

  • Should have been a no brainer but i think because the kids were pretty much scum and were never really redeemed it was hard to idetify. It also suffered from not being more of a comedy. i know it wasn`t supposed to be but the genre kinda dictated that it should have been. Plus casting nick Frost didn`t help in the tone.

  • July 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Jordan Goode

    Cornish didn't direct The A-team

  • July 12, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by Mike Soiseth

    Isnt this ROBOPOCALPSE or whatever it is that Speilberg is making, with a touch of THE IRON GIANT? It just all looks so tierd. Give the funny books a rest, Hollywood, and give us something new.

  • July 12, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    More giant robots? Really?

    by CountryBoy

  • July 12, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I've read Rust

    by Spinninmarty

    And met Royden Lepp at the Emerald City Comic Con. It's a great book with some with simple yet effective artwork. Really looking forward to Vol 2 when it comes out later this year. Totally recommend checking it out.

  • July 13, 2012, 2:53 a.m. CST

    I've met Royden as well, at a cartoonists meetup.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    He seems cool. His day job is in computer game animation and he does graphic novels as his other job.