The Electric State: Millie Bobby Brown Boards Russo Bros. Sci-Fi Flick


Word has dropped that Stranger Things and Enola Holmes star Millie Bobby Brown has officially boarded the Russo Bros. science fiction project, The Electric State. She will play the lead in the upcoming film about a girl teaming with a robot in a strange and advanced future. When her brother goes missing, the pair goes searching for them across a futuristic backdrop. The film is based on a graphic novel by Simon Stalenhag. Apparently, they're trying to get the project readied for a late 2021/early 2022 shoot with a potential 2023 release. Brown has already been the lead in numerous projects which also included 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The Electric State has been in development since 2017 and is finally making some headway. The Russo Bros. will be directing the project and their Endgame scribes, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will be penning the script. Here's a brief overview of the story:

In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her small yellow toy robot travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, along with the discarded trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system. As they approach the edge of the continent, the world outside the car window seems to unravel at an ever faster pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.

Initially, the team behind IT, Andy and Barbara Muschietti were going to advance the movie forward, but ended up leaving to work on the Warner Bros. Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. We'll update as we hear more!