Lionsgate has shared a new poster for the long-awaited sci-fi thriller, Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. The movie was directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and it completed shooting in 2017.
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The movie was originally supposed to be released on March 1, 2019. However, after Lionsgate executives took a look at the film, they deemed it “unreleasable”. And that was after they pumped millions more into the production to do three weeks worth of reshoots to try and make the movie work.
I’m curious to know what happened with this film and what caused it to go completely off the rails. Lionsgate does actually plan on releasing it, though, and I’m curious to see how the film turned out and if it’s as bad as Lionsgate thinks it is.
The film is an adaptation of author Patrick Ness‘ young adult trilogy, and the story takes place in the future, “on a distant planet called the New World which has been colonized by humans. Something called ‘the germ’ has seemingly wiped out all of the women on the planet, and an infection called the Noise has totally eliminated privacy: the men and boys can hear what everyone else is thinking at all times. A young man named Todd Hewitt (Holland) stumbles across the first girl he’s ever seen (Ridley) and eventually realizes that he may be the only one able to stop the planet’s destruction.”
The rest of the cast includes 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.
Chaos Walking will be released on January 22nd, 2021.