Two of Hollywood’s fast-rising new stars, Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, are joining forces to headline the latest young adult novel adaption from Lionsgate, Chaos Walking.
The young actors currently leading the Spider-Man and Star Wars franchises respectively will be in front of the camera for director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). It’s not clear yet exactly when the film will go into production or what the potential release date may be, considering the hectic schedules of the talent involved, but anticipation is high. Holland’s work in the Marvel cinematic universe, Ridley’s completion of the Star Wars trilogy, and Liman’s appointment as the director of Dark Universe, a.k.a. Justice League Dark are likely immediate priorities.
Eclectic screenwriter Charlie Kaufman once took a pass at the script when Robert Zemeckis was attached to the project back in 2012, but Jamie Linden (Money Monster) developed the latest draft. Chaos Walking is part one in author Patrick Ness’ sci-fi trilogy, which you can read the synopsis for below:
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.