Lionsgate is set to bring a tabletop game of some renown to the big screen. Dust, a cult-classic title, will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thruber, and produced by Dan Lin, has no potential release date as of yet.
If you’re unfamiliar with Dust, here is the synopsis for the title:
“Dust is set in an alternate-history, steampunk-themed version of the 1940s where World War II never ended and the world is divided into three blocs: the Allies, comprised of the U.S., the Commonwealth, and the French colonies; the Axis, not led by Hitler, who was successfully assassinated in Operation Valkerie; and the SSU, a union of the USSR and China. In this landscape the discovery of new ore leads to the creation of combat robots.”
Ironically, the project came about when Thruber discovered Dust in a comic book store, and delved into its game world.
“It’s a cool spin on a genre that I’ve loved for a long time and it opens up narrative avenues that are just thrilling,” said Thurber. “It’s all my 9-year-old fantasies wrapped in one thing, a World War II mashup.”
Good to know he’s passionate about, right?