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Royden Lepp talks about ‘Rust’ comics and film

Royden Lepp talks about his comic ‘Rust‘ and its future film adaptation by 20th Century Fox. Forbidden Planet International gives the scoop!

While the first Rust book, Visitor in the Field is available in print, digital and as an app, volume 2, Secrets of the Cell is currently being serialised as part of Archaia’s digital-first initiative, with hard copies due to hit stores in October. Along with the progression on the movie front, what better time then, to catch up with Royden and get his thoughts on the film, comics and um, the Disney Channel. . .

You have a background in animation and video-games and the art in Rust is very indicative of that. Did you ever consider making/adapting it as an animation film?

Royden Lepp: I definitely considered it and still do. It’s such a long road to get things animated. Animation takes more time and more money then live action film so I always consider it a long shot. However after the recent movie attention Rust has gotten maybe it’s more likely. But it’s still currently out of my hands.

You have a background in animation and video-games and the art in Rust is very indicative of that. Did you ever consider making/adapting it as an animation film?

Royden Lepp: I definitely considered it and still do. It’s such a long road to get things animated. Animation takes more time and more money then live action film so I always consider it a long shot. However after the recent movie attention Rust has gotten maybe it’s more likely. But it’s still currently out of my hands.

You can read the rest of this interview with Royden Lepp at Forbidden Planet’s website, here. You can pick up the first volume of ‘Rust’ here, and the first chapter of volume two can be found at comiXology.