The Electric State, the upcoming science-fiction movie from the Russo Brothers, will star Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things, as confirmed by Netflix. The live-action rendition of Simon Stlenhag’s 2018 illustrated novel will chronicle the travels of an orphaned youngster in search of her missing younger brother. Chris Pratt, who previously collaborated with the Russo Brothers for Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, is allegedly also in talks to join the movie.
All we know about The Electric State movie:
Following their upcoming action film The Grey Man, the Russo Brothers have already been added to Netflix’s queue for further high-budget streaming material. The Electric State is a science fiction mystery centered on a retro-futuristic past and is based on Simon Stlenhag’s illustrated novel of the same name. It follows a young orphan as she journeys through the American West in search of her younger sibling. The lead character is accompanied by a charming but enigmatic droid and a quirky traveler to survive the strange new environment. The news was first made public in late 2017 when the Russo brothers decided to collaborate with Captain America veterans Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and IT director Andy Muschietti to make a cinematic adaptation of The Electric State.
The reason for the delay of the Russo Brothers’ film:
The Electric State was first set up at Universal Studios. After spending several months in development hell, the movie started to pick up momentum in late 2020 when Millie Bobby Brown agreed to star as the protagonist. Finally today, it was revealed by Netflix that it had bought the rights to the long-awaited production by the Russo brothers. Immediately following this disclosure, Deadline reported that Chris Pratt is in discussions with the platform to take up a role in the science-fiction thriller. If Pratt accepts this offer, it will be his debut partnership with Netflix, continuing his recent trend of engaging with streaming services, having previously collaborated with Prime Video on both The Tomorrow War and The Terminal List. The Electric State has not yet been given a release date, but shooting is expected to get underway in October.