Lionsgate has picked up the film rights to “Dust,” the tabletop game and graphic novel, and attached Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers,” “Dodgeball”) to direct.
The story is set in an alternate-history, steampunk-themed version of the 1940s where World War II never ended. The world is now divided into three blocs: The Allies (US, France, British Commonwealth), The Axis (Germany, Japan), and The SSU (China, Soviet Union).
The discovery of new ore leads to the creation of combat robots. Italian fantasy illustrator Paolo Parente, who worked on role-playing games Mutant Chronicles and Magic: The Gathering, created the franchise.
The project is now out to writers and Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie”) will produce the film.
Source: Heat Vision