Andy Muschietti In Talks To Direct ‘The Electric State’ Adaptation, With The Russo Brothers And Barbara Muschietti As Producers

A while back it was reported that the Russo Brothers were planning to have their own production studio after they finish their work with Avengers Infinity War and Avengers 4, and now, they have made official that the first project of Russo Brothers Studio will be the film adaptation of The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag.

Telling the story of a girl and her robot in an alternate low tech apocalyptic mid-90s American West, accompanied by an impressive art book depicting a Scandinavian-like landscape to represent an apocalyptic America.

Written by Simon Stålenhag, the internationally acclaimed author concept designer and artist behind Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood, you can find more about the project and see for yourself the outstanding visual images in their Kickstarter campaign.

 

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Example of the Artwork, courtesy of Kickstarter.

 

But this film adaptation won’t only include the Russo Brothers as, according to Deadline, the Muschietti brothers, Andy and Barbara, will serve as producers as well, with Andy (It) in talks to direct the film.

Stålenhag, the author, will serve as executive producer alongside Julia Angelin of The Salomonsson Agency and Mike Larocca, production head of the Russo Brothers Studio, with a script from Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters who have teamed up previously with the Russos, most recently on the last two Captain America films and the two upcoming Avengers films.

This news broke through Deadline, where the Russo Brothers confirmed the deal in a statement, sharing their enthusiasm about this upcoming project.

“The opportunity to partner with inspirational talents like Simon, Andy, Chris and Steve is exactly the reason we started our company. We can’t wait to help this team create something special.”

What do you think about this news? Are you excited about this team up?
Let us know in the comment section down below!

Source: Deadline.

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