Joe and Anthony Russo work together with Strange things Star Millie Bobby Brown for the upcoming Universal Pictures adaptation of the graphic novel The electrical condition. With Brown in the lead role, the Russians will co-govern and produce under their AGBO banner. Given the names, Universal reportedly grabbed the rights to the project very quickly once it hit the market.
“We are very excited about this deal with Universal, which has committed to a theatrical release of Electrical condition“Said the Russians in a statement about the Millie Bobby Brown Movie. “This is incredible news for us as filmmakers and for audiences around the world who want the opportunity to see movies back in theaters. It is also a positive sign that the cinema market is returning with the availability of vaccines. “
An adaptation of The electrical condition has been working at AGBO for years. An earlier version of the concept with Andy Muschietti on board is to be planned for 2017, in order to direct and produce together with his sister Barbara Muschietti. The Muschiettis have since taken over The Lightning The door was opened for Warner Bros. to allow the Russians to enter as directors. Although Andy is no longer directing, the Muschiettis will continue to act as producers. AGBO’s Mike Larocca will also be producing. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder are executive producers.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from AGBO who worked with the Russians Captain America: winter soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, will write the script. Although the writers looked forward to working with the Muschiettis, they are thrilled to be working with the Russians again after having so much success together in the past.
“We would have got Joe and Anthony to direct everything we write and we were thrilled that the timing was worked out for them as directors,” said McFeely. “The nice thing about it is the themes of Electrical condition agrees with her interest in technology and feels like the perfect property for her. “
There is currently no word on when the project will be released, although the film is planned to be accelerated. It can still take some time to get everyone on the same page with the directors and the main actor who are already working with busy deadlines. The Russians will begin directing the adaptation of The Gray Man in Long Beach next month, and it’s unclear how long filming will take. Meanwhile, Brown is working on the upcoming fourth season of Strange things.
Created by Simon Stålenhag and crowdfunded by Kickstarter, The electrical condition was published in 2018. The story introduces an apocalyptic, robot-rich future inspired by the American West. It follows a young girl who meets a robot sent to her by her missing brother, and together the two embark on a journey to find and rescue him.
According to reports, the plan is for The electrical condition The film is scheduled to go into production between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. This message was first reported by Deadline.