“Rio” filmmaker Carlos Saldanha is in talks to make his live-action directing debut with 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi movie “Rust,” which Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”) exited several weeks ago, two individuals familiar with the family-friendly project have told TheWrap. ...
Saldanha co-directed the global blockbuster “Ice Age” and “Robots” before taking the solo reins of “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” He went on to direct “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and “Rio,” and recently wrapped “Rio 2,” which Fox will release on April 11, 2014.
Mr. Saldanha, a native of Brazil, has been with Blue Sky Studios from its early days. If the Rust deal comes to fruition, he joins a long list of animation directors who have journeyed to the "important" side of filmmaking.
TAG blog interviewed Mr. Saldanha back at the start of 2012. Seems like only yesterday.
* Frank Tashlin. There are, of course, many others: Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, Tim Burton, Jerry Reese, Rob Minkoff, etc., etc.