Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart's novelization of Rush's Clockwork Angels album was first released back in late 2012 and the story of Owen Hardy and the steampunk world of Albion resonated with Rush and sci-fi fans alike, propelling the novel onto the New York Times bestseller list. A graphic novel version of the story soon followed a couple of years later and next up is a companion novel titled Clockwork Lives, due to release later this year. Author Kevin J. Anderson has also been hinting at another big development involving the story for some time now, with many fans speculating that the next logical step would be a film adaptation. This no longer seems to be speculation and an official announcement of a full-length animated feature film based on Clockwork Angels from DreamWorks Pictures is expected within the next few days. This information comes from an independently verified source with ties to DreamWorks, and is backed up by a leaked, low-res copy of the working movie poster seen here. Although it's difficult to make out, the poster indicates that the movie will release in the Summer of 2016 with a screenplay by Kevin J. Anderson and screenwriter John Logan, best known for his work on The Aviator, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine and Hugo. The director is listed as John Kahrs with graphic novel artist Nick Robles and Hugh Syme as art directors. It also seems that Rush will be heavily involved in the film. The poster lists music from Rush with Anthem's Pegi Cecconi as executive producer. The image on the poster seems to depict a scene of passengers boarding an airship, with a sinister-looking figure in the foreground (perhaps the Anarchist?). More information as we learn it. Stay tuned!
Rush is a Band
A blog devoted to the band RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson
Wed, Apr 1, 2015