Patrick Ness has confirmed that “Chaos Walking” will begin filming this summer. In a tweet that has filled his fans with joy, the author has confirmed two of the stars of the movie and a director.
The upcoming film, which will be directed Doug Liman (Bourne Identity, Mr & Mrs. Smith) is being made through Lionsgate Entertainment. Furthermore, series author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) is co-writing the script with the assistance of John Lee Hancock (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich).
“War makes monsters out of men”
An adaption of the first book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy – The Knife Of Never Letting Go. Chaos Walking is set on the distant planet known as New World. The planet has been colonized a generation before by settlers looking for a better life. Upon arrival a mysterious virus is simply known as “The Noise” has affected all the men on the planet, making all their thoughts audible. As a result, chaos ensued and a war was waged on the indigenous population The Spackle. The resulting war sadly killed all females on the planet.
Protagonist Todd is the youngest person in the male only settlement of “Prentiss Town”. With his 13th birthday looming, he has begun to question the way of life. However when he stumbles on a silent young girl hiding in the woods; Todd begins an adventure to the heart of New World. Joining forces with his dog Manchee and Viola the three must face sacrifice and heartache as they try to find Viola’s people. The trio must also face up to a nefarious Mayor and give New World the hope that it once promised.
Tom Holland has been confirmed as Todd Hewitt, the main character of the trilogy who is a naive and headstrong young man. Daisy Ridley will star as Viola Eade, the only woman left on the planet.
Whilst it is unknown if Lionsgate plans to release the full Chaos Trilogy. Ultimately Ness’s announcement is certainly a step in the right direction. With shooting happening this summer we can expect a 2018 release for the movie. Do you agree with the casting choices? Who would you love to see cast as Mayor Prentiss or Todd’s parents? More importantly – who should voice Manchee? Let us know in the comments below.