Yes, another period drama that explores the dispute between proponents of alternating vs. direct current.

The coming of Michael Almereyda‘s Tesla (IFC Films, 8.21) reminds me that I never saw the director’s cut version of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s The Current War. I admired and half-liked the original War when I caught it at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.

Especially the Cinerama-like cinematography by Chung-hoon Chung.

With Ethan Hawke playing the titular role, Tesla costars Eve Hewson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jim Gaffigan and Kyle MacLachlan.

Tesla‘s Rotten Tomatoes rating is 92% while The Current War is rocking a 60% score.

I visited the Nikola Tesla museum in Budapest four years ago.