Chaos Walking Trailer – Lionsgate – Director Doug Liman – Producers Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Ervin Stoff & Alison Winter – Writers Patrick Ness & Christopher Ford – The Knife Never Letting Go – 3 Arts Entertainment Bron Creative Quadrant Pictures
Chaos Walking is a 2021 American science fiction adventure film directed by Doug Liman from a screenplay by...
Chaos Walking is a 2021 American science fiction adventure film directed by Doug Liman from a screenplay by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford. It is based on the sci-fi trilogy Chaos Walking adapting its first book, 2008's The Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness. The film stars Daisey Ridley and Tom Holland, along with Mads Mikkelson, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, and David Oyelowo.
Announced in 2011, the film had undergone several rewrites from a first script draft written by Charlie Kaufman, with Jamie Linden, John Lee Hancock, Gary Spinelli, Lindsey Beer, Christopher Ford and Ness revising the screenplay further. Liman was later announced as the director in 2016, with principal photography fully started and finished around 2017. Originally set to release on March 1, 2019, it was removed from schedule to accommodate the film's reshoots in
April 2019 following poor test screenings from audiences.
In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise" – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet's dark secrets.
Chaos Walking was first theatrically released in South Korea on February 24, 2021, and will be in the United States on March 5, 2021.