chaos walking

Filming is officially underway in the upcoming film, ‘Chaos Walking,’ and star Daisy Ridley has released the first official behind-the-scenes image, featuring herself and Tom Holland. The adaptation is based on the Patrick Ness YA novel ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ and takes place in a world without women, where all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts “in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noice.” When a young boy meets a silent young girl, the two set off on a dangerous journey full of unexpected twists and turns.

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Bourne Identity’ filmmaker Doug Liman is directing the project, which has been kicking around for some time. Robert Zemeckis was first approached to direct, and Charlie Kaufman wrote the first draft of the screenplay.

‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ is the first in a trilogy of ‘Chaos Walking’ novels from Ness, who also wrote ‘A Monster Calls,’ and if the first film is a hit, it could kick off a new franchise for Holland and Ridley, both of whom are already involved in a couple of major franchises.

Check out the first image below that first appeared on Ridley’s Facebook. The film also stars Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas, David Oyelowo, Demián Bichir, and Kurt Sutter. ‘Chaos Walking’ opens in theaters on March 1, 2019.

For those who aren’t familiar, here is a synopsis of the upcoming film:

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.