20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Royden Lepp’s very cool looking ‘Rust: Visitor in the Field’ that will be published by acclaimed indie publisher Archaia Comics in September.

Writer Aline Brosh McKenna (‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Morning Glory’) has been brought on to pen the script while genre producer Simon Kinberg and Archaia’s Stephen Christy will shepherd the project. Kinberg is well known as a producer of genre fare such as ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, ‘Jumper’ and the upcoming films ‘Elysium’ and ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’.

About ‘Rust: Visitor in the Field’:
“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.”

Let’s hope McKenna’s sensibilities are right for this project given her past bodies of work. Fans of comic books and graphic novels should definitely check out Lepp’s intriguing work. And if you aren’t reading Archaia’s titles…you’re really missing out on some great work.

More information: www.archaia.com and http://roydenlepp.blogspot.com/