The writers and directors behind “Avengers: Endgame” are teaming up to adapt another graphic novel with “Stranger Things” Millie Bobby Brown set to star…
The writers and directors behind the biggest grossing movie of all time are teaming up again.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo along with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are joining together to adapt the graphic novel “The Electric State” from author Simon Stålenhag.
Now the film has a leading lady as “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown has signed onto the project, which has actually been in the works for a couple of years.
“The Electric State” is set in an alternative future, where a teenage girl (Millie Bobby Brown) realizes that a strange but sweet robot who comes to her has actually been sent by her missing brother. She and the robot set out to find the brother in an imaginative world of humans mixing with all manner of robots, uncovering a grand conspiracy in the process.
Here’s the original synopsis for the book, which told the story through prose and stunning imagery:
“In 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA. The ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, heaped together with the discarded trash of a high tech consumerist society in decline. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster—as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.”
The Russo brothers have been trying to adapt the film for quite some time and now Universal has won the bidding rights to serve as the studio for the highly anticipated project.
“We’re thrilled to have this deal with Universal who has committed to a theatrical release of Electric State,” the Russos said in a statement. “This is incredible news for us as filmmakers, and for audiences around the world who want an opportunity to experience films in theaters again. This is also a positive sign that, as vaccines become available, the theatrical market is returning.”
Of course, Brown first came to prominence through her role on the Netflix series “Stranger Things” and she’s gone onto lead several films including “Enola Holmes,” which also debuted on Netflix earlier this year. She’s currently filming the fourth season of “Stranger Things” before moving into production on “The Electric State.”