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Netflix to release movie that could be one of 'most expensive ever' that took seven years to make

Netflix to release movie that could be one of 'most expensive ever' that took seven years to make

Millie Bobby Brown leads the star-studded cast

Netflix is on the verge of releasing what could be the streaming giant's 'most expensive film ever' and it's doing everything to make it happen.

From big name directors, to an even more star-studded cast, the streaming platform looks like it's about to drop one of the biggest blockbusters ever.

The Millie Bobby Brown-led cast includes the likes of Chris Pratt, Ke Huy Quan, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, Brian Cox *takes a deep breath* Jenny Slate, Giancarlo Esposito, Anthony Mackie and Billy Bob Thornton.

Not bad, eh?

Titled The Electric State, the upcoming science fiction film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Simon Stålenhag.

All we know about the premise is that the film centres around an orphaned teenager and a mysterious robot, who are both searching for her younger brother.

According to Deadline, the Russo brothers acquired the rights to The Electric State pre-publication amid a heated bidding war back in 2017.

The siblings also directed The Gray Man, which happened to be one of Netflix's most popular-ever films in 2022.

Millie Bobby Brown leads the all-star cast. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown leads the all-star cast. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix)

It did so well that a sequel was announced days after its release and this might explain why the streaming service hold the brothers in such a high regard.

More importantly, it could also be why Netflix is willing to spend a whopping $320 million on the film, as reported by World of Reel.

Sadly, once filming got underway in 2022, a member of the crew died in a car crash off-set.

The film has been a while in the works. (AGBO Films/Instagram)
The film has been a while in the works. (AGBO Films/Instagram)

Earlier this year, filming resumed though we are yet to see a trailer or even an official release date.

All we know is that Netflix is not holding back with this one.

Fans of the novel appear to be looking forward to the movie, with one person commenting: "I was reading the book a few months ago and I was like 'man this would be a great movie' THIS IS AWESOME I hope it's good."

The film is based on the 2018 novel. (Simon and Schuster)
The film is based on the 2018 novel. (Simon and Schuster)

"I was just looking into this book because of this video when I found out Netflix is making a movie about it," a second penned.

"I sincerely hope it delivers even half of the world that this incredible book displays!"

Singing the author's praise, a third added: "This is an artist with some incredible understandings of lighting, light transport, and how photography functions with these elements. I’m amazed by how accurate his lighting is.

"Even the dynamic range of his hypothetical camera that’s taking these images seems accurate."

LADbible Group has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Simon and Schuster

Topics: Netflix, Millie Bobby Brown, Film