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Joe Cornish's Rust is aiming to be the next E.T.

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We're exceptionally excited that Attack The Block director Joe Cornish has signed on to adapted Royden Lepp's jetpack graphic novel Rust! But what sort of movie will Rust be? We cornered producer Simon Kinberg at Comic Con, and asked him.

Why was Joe Cornish right for this project?

Simon Kinberg: We wanted somebody... the feel of the film is like E.T. it's like an old fashioned Amblin genre character film. Attack the Block had such nice character work in it, it felt grounded and real and textured, it felt like he created a world really nicely. I was just a huge fan of that film and Joe. We sent him the script, and he really liked it.


Here's the brief plot synopsis for Rust:

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."