Millie Bobby Brown is set to star in a new Netflix sci-fi movie, Deadline reported June 28. Titled “The Electric State,” the film will star Brown as an orphaned teenager who travels across the American West with a wanderer and his well-behaved robot in an effort to find her lost brother. In short, it seems like the perfect blend of sci-fi, Americana, and heart.
The film is based on Simon Stålenhag’s book “Tales From the Loop”, which has been adapted into a hit Amazon Prime series of the same name. “In late 1997, a runaway teenage girl and her little yellow toy robot travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of gigantic combat drones litter the countryside, along with the discarded trash of a high-tech consumer society. tech addicted to virtual reality system”, the the description of the source novel reads. “As they approach the edge of the continent, the world outside the car window seems to unfold at an ever faster pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon the hollow core of civilization had finally collapsed.”
The screenplay will be adapted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film will be directed by Joseph and Anthony Russo, the team behind Netflix’s upcoming film ‘The Gray Man,’ which stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page; the duo also made “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. There are rumors that Chris Pratt could also star in the new project, although his involvement has not been confirmed.
Brown’s performance as Eleven in “Stranger Things” made her a household name and a natural candidate for a major sci-fi feature film. The final two episodes of Season 4 of “Stranger Things” will be released on July 1.