Rio Director Carlos Saldanha in Talks for Rust

Way back in July of 2012, it was announced that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish would be helming the feature adaptation of the graphic novel Rust for Fox. Now, with Cornish having left the project a few weeks ago, TheWrap is reporting that Rio director Carlos Saldanha is in talks to take over the project.

Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) has written the screenplay and Simon Kinberg will produce the feature adaptation. No release date is currently set.

Written and illustrated by Royden Lepp, The Archaia graphic novel is described as follows:

“Rust” is 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.