Book-to-Film: Chaos Walking

Currently in post-production, the fabulous Daisy Ridley and awesome Tom Holland are starring in the film adaptation of Chaos Walking, a novel by Patrick Ness. With an all-star cast lined up and a solid story to work with, this adaptation is one you wont want to miss.

“From Carnegie Award-winning writer Patrick Ness comes the story of Todd Hewitt who lives on the distant planet of New World-a new hope for humanity until struck by “The Noise,” a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World’s many layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet – trying to escape and hide in an environment where all thoughts are heard, all movements are seen -as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they’ve learned to call home.” – IMDB

It would seem the dystopian theme has not lost its momentum, even after The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and… Well, all the others. Director Doug Liman (of Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow, and Suits) is not afraid to tackle this dystopia though. With an estimated budget of $125mm, there is plenty of room to turn this massively successful novel trilogy into something magical. Goodreads boasts impressive rating reviews of the book. I mean 48,270 five star reviews don’t lie. It even won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Quadrant Pictures (American Made with Tom Cruise) is smart to back this project. Hopefully the dedicated cast and crew please the already large fan-base eager to see this on the big screen.