The Current War is one of the strangest and most curious cases of Hollywood in recent years. Since 2012 the project caused a sensation for its libretto. After he appeared on the popular Black List of that year. Where the brightest scripts that have not yet been filmed are listed.
The film went into production at some point and was completed over 2017 by courtesy of a European team. Everything pointed to it becoming a great worldwide success. So The Weinstein Company bought exclusive distribution rights. But then the #MeToo happened.
The company's internal problems, with its then boss Harvey Weinstein, ended up causing the tape to be canned. Canceling all distribution and premiere plans indefinitely.
This June 26, 2019 finally revealed changes in this; and 101 Studios released the first official trailer of the film, finally setting a date for its premiere on the American continent: October 4, 2019.
Along with it, the first complete synopsis of the film was published where we see that it will address a critical episode for modern history: the war between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. With Nikola Tesla (and Spider-Man) stuck in all the mess:
Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the famous inventor about to bring electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology.
On the eve of triumph, his plans are surpassed by the charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes that he and his partner, the genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea on how to quickly electrify America : with the AC current.
While Edison and Westinghouse struggle to determine who will drive the nation, they provoke one of the first and best corporate disputes in the history of the United States, establishing for the future titans of the industry the need to break all the rules.
The Current War is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) with producer Timur Bekmambetov, Basil Iwanyk and the participation of executive producer Martin Scorsese.
In the cast we find Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.