In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), 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.
The film co-stars Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Mayor Prentiss, Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Davy Prentiss Jr., Demian Bichir (Alien: Covenant) as Ben, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter as Cillian, and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) as Aaron.
The big screen adaptation of author Patrick Ness‘ young adult trilogy is being directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and Lionsgate, which is spending between $90-$100 million on the movie, hopes that the ambitious sci-fi thriller will launch a franchise.
Doug Davison (who worked with Liman on American Made) and Alli Shearmur (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Cinderella) are producing Chaos Walking with Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers’ partner Jack Rapke. Ness and Christopher Ford wrote the script.
Chaos Walking was originally slated for release on March 1, 2019, but the extensive reshoots pushed the release back to its current January 21, 2021 release.