Rio’s Saldanha in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Rust’

Carlos Saldanha
Carlos Saldanha

Veteran Blue Sky Studios director Carlos Saldanha, who helmed two Ice Age sequels, Rio and the upcoming Rio 2, is reportedly in talks with Fox to take on the live-action sci-fi movie Rust.

Saldanha would take over from Joe Cornish, who dropped out of the project a few weeks ago without explanation, reports The Wrap.com.

Based on Rust: Visitor in the Field, a graphic novel by Royden Lepp published in 2011 by Archaia Entertainment, the family-friendly feature was adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna. Simon Kinberg is producing; with Aditya Sood, Stephen Christy and P.J. Bickett as executive producers.

Rust tells the story of a young boy with a jetpack who may hold the secret to a family’s survival in a war-ravaged future.

Saldanha co-directed the original Ice Age, as well as Blue Sky’s Robots, before directing the sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and his own passion project, Rio. He recently wrapped the sequel, Rio 2, due for release April 11.

Rust: Visitor in the Field

Rust: Visitor in the Field