Russo Brothers Studio has just won a heated bidding war for The Electric Slate, an illustrated novel from Simon Stålenhag, writes Deadline.
Andy Muschietti, who directed one of the year’s biggest hits with It, will direct the reimagined low-tech apocalyptic mid-90s vision of the American West.
“In late 1997, 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. As their car approaches the edge of the continent, the world outside the window seems to be unraveling ever faster as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.”
Muschetti will produce with his sister Barbara Muscietti. RBS principals Joe and Anthony Russo will produce with them, and their production head Mike Larocca will be executive producer.
Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters who teamed with the Russos on the last two Captain America films and the two sequels to The Avengers that the Russo Brothers are directing, will write the screenplay.