Who’s up for another novel-turned-movie?
Variety has confirmed that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley will be starring in Lionsgate’s upcoming movie, “Chao Walking”. The film will be helmed by Doug Liman, who directed “The Bourne Identity” and “Edge of Tomorrow”, while Jamie Linden will pen the script.
Based on Patrick Ness’ best-selling young-adult novel, “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go” (2008). The book is the first book in a trilogy and it is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
The story revolves around the only boy named Todd Hewitt in a town of men, who makes a startling discovery that forces him to flee with only his dog in hand. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo stumbles upon a strange and silent girl known as Viola Eade. They set off on a white-knuckle journey in which the boy must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
According to Variety, Daisy has already wrapped production on the next “Star Wars” film and she recently attached herself to the remake of the Israel pic “Kolma” and “The Lost Wife”.
No casting details or a release date for “Chaos Walking” have been confirmed, but we’ll be updating this post with more information as soon as we get ’em details ;)