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Rio's Carlos Saldanha in talks to direct Rust, replacing Joe Cornish

Sep. 10, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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I am sure everyone is eagerly anticipating the next film from Joe Cornish. I haven't found anyone yet who didn't love ATTACK THE BLOCK. Cornish's name has been thrown around to direct everything from superhero movies to an upcoming STAR WARS, so believe it when everyone was excited to learn he would be helming a live action adaptation of the comic RUST: VISTORS IN THE FIELD by Royden Lepp. Well, Cornish has left the project which now may fall into the hands of director Carlos Saldanha.

Saldanha is known for his work in animated films such as ICE AGE, ROBOTS, and both RIO and the upcoming sequel RIO 2. This would be Saldanha's first live action project. According to The Wrap, the director is in negotiations currently with 20th Century Fox. RUST was adapted by THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna and tells a pretty interesting story:

A high-octane adventure in the vein of E.T., story follows a family of farmers struggling in the wake of a devastating world war. Their lives are changed when Jet Jones, a young boy with a jetpack, crashes into their barn while being pursued by a giant decommissioned war robot. The family must then decide whether the secrets of Jets past holds the key to their survival.

A post-apocalyptic adventure with hints of E.T., THE ROCKETEER, and THE IRON GIANT? This sounds more suited as an animated film but could be really cool if handled properly in live action. Hopefully Saldanha is up to the task and follows in the footsteps of others who jumped from toons like Brad Bird and Andrew Stanton. No reason was given for Cornish's exit, but he is working on an adaptation of the cult novel SNOW CRASH for the studio.

Source: The Wrap

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10:41PM on 09/10/2013
by the picture I thought this would be an animated film. As far as not finding anyone who loved Attack The Block you just found one. I didn't hate the movie, and far from it. I did enjoy it, but it was just alright to me. Maybe it was hyped up so much that when I saw it it just didn't live up to the hype for me. I did enjoy all the other films he worked on, so I'm sure I will be watching this.
by the picture I thought this would be an animated film. As far as not finding anyone who loved Attack The Block you just found one. I didn't hate the movie, and far from it. I did enjoy it, but it was just alright to me. Maybe it was hyped up so much that when I saw it it just didn't live up to the hype for me. I did enjoy all the other films he worked on, so I'm sure I will be watching this.
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1:18PM on 09/10/2013
Snow Crash!!! drool.
Snow Crash!!! drool.
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12:25PM on 09/10/2013
Well, look no further, I am that guy who did not love Attack the Block. It was okay but not worth all the buzz it got, in my opinion.
Well, look no further, I am that guy who did not love Attack the Block. It was okay but not worth all the buzz it got, in my opinion.
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2:05PM on 09/10/2013
Amen. I'm surprised I don't flat out DISLIKE it for some of the lead characters.

Not bad, not all that . . .
Amen. I'm surprised I don't flat out DISLIKE it for some of the lead characters.

Not bad, not all that . . .
3:38PM on 09/10/2013
Agreed, though some of it was fun and i dug the monsters, i just couldn't warm up to the youngsters.
Agreed, though some of it was fun and i dug the monsters, i just couldn't warm up to the youngsters.
3:58PM on 09/10/2013
Yep, those were exactly my likes and dislikes about the flick. Characters were horrible, but the aliens were pretty original looking.
Yep, those were exactly my likes and dislikes about the flick. Characters were horrible, but the aliens were pretty original looking.
10:44PM on 09/10/2013
yep me too. I felt it was ok, but didn't live up to the buzz. The monsters were cool, but I think the story should have been fleshed out more and the youngsters weren't quite right.
yep me too. I felt it was ok, but didn't live up to the buzz. The monsters were cool, but I think the story should have been fleshed out more and the youngsters weren't quite right.
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