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“The Electric State” Is A Story Of Mysterious Robot

An orphaned teenager traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother. Together they’ll witness spectacular vistas, explore hidden ruins, and encounter brutal outlaws as they learn to read the map of their own emotional history. But there’s another land out there, too–the toxic world of social media addiction where following or unfollowing has real consequences; where ‘liking’ someone can mean so much more than just a click; and where what you post could be your last words. If our heroes have any hope of finding their way home it will take all their courage to find each other first.

Country: United States

Language: English

Cast And Crew :

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo


Screenplay by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Based on: The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

Produced by:

  • Russell Ackerman
  • Chris Castaldi
  • Mike Larocca
  • Andy Muschietti
  • Barbara Muschietti
  • Patrick Newall
  • Anthony Russo
  • Joe Russo


  • Millie Bobby Brown as Michelle
  • Chris Pratt as Keats
  • Ke Huy Quan
  • Stanley Tucci
  • Jason Alexander
  • Woody Norman

What is the movie based upon?

‘The Electric State’ is an original story by writer/director Simon Stålenhag, who saw an opportunity for social commentary in his own relationship to technology. “At its core, this movie is about how a single moment of intense digital connection could change the trajectory of our lives,” he says.

What will make this movie interesting to watch?

“The Electric State” is an independent thriller with a unique visual style, which at the same time tackles universal themes about human nature and how we interact with technology. The way Stålenhag visualises his story will make it more than just an ordinary Sci-Fi about a dystopian future.

Who can be the target audience?

‘The Electric State’ will appeal to people who love stories that blend drama and suspense with sci-fi and horror themes. It may also appeal to the older generations who are wondering what the kids are up to on their smartphones all the time. 

Why do you think people will care about your film?

Every generation has their own relationship with technology, but we are all sharing one global digital playground. The film makers are presenting an evolution of what we can expect in the near future. The story weaves together a lot of familiar Sci-Fi concepts but also shows a more realistic side of how it could be in ten years from now.


What makes this movie unique and worth watching?

“The Electric State” has a unique visual style that pays tribute to the first wave of Sci-Fi art, such as a retro-futuristic poster series by Roger Dean. The artist was a major inspiration to Simon Stålenhag and his work can be seen in the movie. The script is filled with non-verbal humour that is also very much in line with the ’70s sci-fi classics that inspired the movie. Without giving too much away, there are also some pretty mind-bending ideas about time travel and alternate dimensions thrown into the mix.

What are the challenges that might come with making this movie?

Stålenhag’s background in both digital graphics and filmmaking gave him a head start when writing the script. However, he admits that making the movie is challenging in more ways than one; from procuring locations and setting up a crew to creating the special visual effects needed for his unique style of storytelling.

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