Chaos Walking, the film adaptation of Patrick Ness’s young adult book trilogy, has been in development since 2011. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and actors Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland came on board in 2016 and it started filming the next year, with an intended release date of March 1, 2019. As you may have noticed, that date has come and gone and the film still hasn’t hit theaters.
Now we know why. According to a new report, the film was “deemed unreleasable” in its initial form, and after spending $100 million already, Lionsgate is now spending millions more on three weeks of reshoots. Yikes. Read More »
It’s been five years since director Drew Goddard‘s The Cabin in the Woods came out. Now, the screenwriter behind The Martian is getting ready for his sophomore effort behind the camera: Bad Times at the El Royale, which is a great, distinctive title. For his next movie, he’ll reunite with one of his stars from his debut film, Chris Hemsworth, who will star alongside Jeff Bridges in the 20th Century Fox project.
Meanwhile, David Oyelowo (Selma) has boarded the next film from director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), Chaos Walking.
Below, learn more about Goddard and Liman’s next films.
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Update: THR’s Borys Kit says that IT director Andy Muschietti is on the studio’s list to replace Liman. The original story follows below.
Justice League Dark has lost another high-caliber filmmaker. Liman, who also dropped out of 20th Century Fox’s Gambit, is following in Guillermo del Toro‘s footsteps and moving on from the DCEU film. Another project of his, Chaos Walking, got the green light, so a scheduling conflict arose.
Below, learn more about Liman’s vision for Justice League Dark and what’s next for him.
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Actor Tom Holland might live in a world populated entirely by men for director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow). The Spider-Man: Homecoming star is currently in talks to act alongside Daisy Ridley in the post-apocalyptic YA movie Chaos Walking, based on part one of author Patrick Ness‘ trilogy. Lionsgate is eyeing a 2017 production start date for the film.
Below, learn more about the Tom Holland Chaos Walking casting news.
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Now that The Hunger Games franchise is most likely finished — and with the Divergent series limping towards its conclusion — Lionsgate is seeking a new YA franchise. With the help of director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, they may get their wish. Ridley has signed on to star in Chaos Walking, an adaptation of part one in author Patrick Ness‘ trilogy.
Below, learn more about the Chaos Walking adaptation.
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After picking up the rights to the Chaos Walking series of young adult books back in 2011, there has been very little development on getting Patrick Ness‘ bestselling story to the big screen. Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind writer Charlie Kaufman was hired to script the project in 2012 and director Robert Zemeckis was circling the film in 2013. But since then, we haven’t heard anything. But that changes today.
Edge of Tomorrow and Mr. and Mrs. Smith director Doug Liman is currently in talks to direct Chaos Walking, which is still set up at Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment. Find out more about the Chaos Walking movie after the jump. Read More »
The writer of Adaptation and director of Back to the Future might soon be working together on a potential franchise. Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct Chaos Walking, based on Patrick Ness’ series of popular young adult novels. Charlie Kaufman adapted the screenplay. Chaos Walking, which is comprised of three books, tells the story of futuristic human males on a recolonized planet where a new disease suddenly makes all thoughts audible. There a young boy and his dog happen upon a lone, mysterious girl who is eerily silent. Lionsgate owns the rights and will distribute. Read More »
Time to give Lionsgate a round of applause. The studio is already preparing for the days when The Hunger Games is over, and one YA property being groomed as the Next Big Thing is the Patrick Ness series Chaos Walking, about a dystopian future in which all human thought is made audible, leading to great chaos.
It’s a pretty high-concept thing, but it also, almost, sounds like the sort of movie that Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry might have created together. Now wait — to pen the adaptation of the first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Lionsgate and Quadrant Pictures have actually hired Charlie Kaufman! Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 by Angie Han
With all the buzz surrounding next year’s The Hunger Games, based on a wildly popular young adult series by author Suzanne Collins, it’s no wonder Lionsgate is already looking to snap up more hot YA properties. The studio has just picked up the movie rights to Patrick Ness‘ Chaos Walking trilogy, another action-filled, dystopian drama centering around a brave adolescent protagonist, with Doug Davison (How to Train Your Dragon) signed on to produce. More details after the jump.
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