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Netflix’s Most Expensive Sci-Fi Film Ever: Costs $320 Million and Features Stars from Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy

Netflix is set to release a new sci-fi film, The Electric State, directed by the Russo brothers, renowned for Avengers: Endgame. The production, which initially wrapped up filming in 2022, has reportedly exceeded its budget significantly.

Following their success with Avengers: Endgame, one of the highest-grossing films in cinema history, Anthony and Joe Russo directed the action blockbuster The Gray Man for Netflix, featuring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Their latest project for the streaming giant has recently raised budget concerns, as reported by our international sister site, Espinof. The Electric State is poised to become the most expensive film Netflix has ever produced.

New Netflix Sci-Fi Film Directed by Avengers Directors Costs Over $300 Million

According to blogger Jordan Ruimy, who shared the information on his website World of Reel, The Electric State allegedly cost up to $320 million. Despite the principal photography being completed in 2022, the film has undergone several reshoots, causing the budget to skyrocket. The cast includes stars like Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy). Additionally, a tragic accident resulted in the death of a crew member in a car crash outside the set.

The Electric State is based on a novel by Simon Stålenhag and follows a teenage girl traveling across the United States with her adorable robot and a mysterious drifter in search of her younger brother. The film is described as a blend of sci-fi and Western, set in a dystopian world.

When Will The Electric State Premiere on Netflix?

An official release date for the new Russo brothers’ Netflix film has not been announced yet. It may be unexpectedly released this year, but a 2025 release is more likely.

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