Chaos Walking set for 2021 release
Be it their ears were ringing following our article diving into the possibility of the film’s release or post-production reshoots finally concluding, Lionsgate has announced that the long-awaited Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) has a new release date set for January 22, 2021! The film completed initial principal photography way back in November of 2017.
The film stars Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Todd Hewlitt and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Viola Eade, and 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. The post-apocalyptic tale officially described as follows:
From Carnegie Award-winning author Patrick Ness comes a bold cinematic experience beyond imagination. Todd Hewitt lives on the distant planet of New World—a new hope for humanity until struck by “The Noise,” a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World’s many-layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet – trying to escape and hide in an environment where all thought is heard, all movement seen –as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they’ve learned to call home.
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.
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.