The Russo Brothers Buy THE ELECTRIC STATE For Andy & Barbara Muschietti

The Muschiettis' plate continues to fill up.

The plot synopsis for Simon Stålenhag's The Electric State is kind of fascinating:

“In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her yellow toy robot travel west through a strange USA, where 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.”

Now, the art book - which was only Kickstarted in July of this year - has been purchased by the Russo Bros. (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) for adaptation by their consummate creative partners, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFelly (Avengers: Infinity War). 

The goal is to have Andy Muschietti (IT) direct the film, with his sister Barbara producing alongside the Russos. Right now, that would be just one of many projects on the Muschiettis' growing slate, as they have IT: Chapter Two up next, and Andy is directing the pilot of Joe Hill's Locke & Key for Hulu, as well as a rumored adaptation of Shadow of the Colossus. 

Will the Muschiettis be able to fit this one in? Sure, but it'd definitely be some time in the future. I guess it all depends on how long the Russos want to wait for one of the hotter genre directors in Hollywood right now. Stay tuned. 

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