Simon Stålenhag’s Electric State Goes Hollywood

Movie rights for The Electric State, a Kickstarter funded narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag, have been acquired by the Russo Brothers Studio. Andy Muschietti (It) is in talks to direct

In The Electric State, 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.

Simon Stålenhag’s work is characterised by illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes, and he is confident that the big screen adaptation by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America) will stay true to his vision.

He told SVT: “They have the confidence to do something big and risky. Everyone agrees that the movie should be what’s in the book and it’s not a superhero show – they’re not interested in making Captain America out of it.”