Despite receiving mixed reviews, Leave the World Behind has become a smash hit on Netflix. It features a star-studded cast trying to adjust to a rapidly changing apocalyptic universe. The film has even gotten the attention of Elon Musk, who protested the portrayal of Teslas in the thriller flick. 

Leave the World Behind is based on a fictional novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind is not based on a true story. It is based on a fictional 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam. The film makes several diversions from the book. However, Alam, an executive producer on the film, said the alterations were ‘emotionally faithful to the book’.