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Fantasy Flight Games’ Dust universe, created by Paolo Parente and set in a steampunk version of the 1940’s where World War II still rages, may be getting the big screen treatment. The Hollywood Reporter reports that producer Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) is attached to a movie to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers).

Thurber came across Dust as a graphic novel when visiting Hollywood’s Meltdown Comics, subsequently discovering the game and its world. He sought out Parente, optioned the game himself and began developing his own take on it.

The movie is currently seeking writers. Find our more by clicking here.

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Dust is an alternate-history World War 2 game setting, featuring lasers, walking tanks, alien technology and much more! April 1947. When the Blutkreuz Korps unearthed records of an ancient alien energy source hidden in Mesopotamia, they started working on plans to recover it. Now their plans are coming to fruition.

Operation Babylon thrusts Rommel, The Desert Fox, and his Neue Deutches Afrikakorps (NDAK), the New German Africa Corps, into the cradle of civilisation in central Iraq. Their mission is to secure the region around the ancient city of Babylon so that Blutkreuz Korps archaeologists and scientists can unearth the alien power source.

The closing date on Kickstarter is June 19, 2014, the current pledged amount is $99,416 and the funding goal for the project is $50,000. Pledge packages start at $20. The estimated delivery date is Aug 2014.

You can click here to visit the Kickstarter page.