Russo Brothers Studio to Adapt Illustrated Novel ‘The Electric State’ by Simon Stålenhag

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Deadline reported, Russo Brothers Studio is set to adapt the illustrated novel The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag.

It director Andy Muschietti is in talks to the direct the film, he’s also set to executive produce along with  Barbara Muschietti. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, who also wrote the last two Captain America films and The Avengers sequel, will write the script while the Russo Brothers will direct. 

You can read the full details details about The Electric State below:


Novel is a re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid 90s vision of the American West, with stunning visual artwork. The narrative artbook was produced through a Kickstarter campaign, a link worth watching because it conveys the visual scope with compelling images. Simon Stålenhag is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist behind Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood. His images depict hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes and he tapped that style to convey America in The Electric State.

The Russo Brothers confirmed the deal to Deadline: “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.”

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