The road to theaters has been tough for the big budget movie Chaos Walking, and this even before the coronavirus epidemic closes the theaters. His five-star poster that brings together Daisy Ridley, revelation of the trilogy Star wars, Mads Mikkelsen and Tom Holland, the new Spiderman from Marvel, could not do anything against a series of setbacks. Three years after the start of its shooting, the science fiction film finally offers a first trailer and a theatrical release date. In France, it will be, if nothing changes, February 3.
Directed by action film veteran Doug Liman (The memory in the skin, Edge of Tomorrow), Chaos Walking is the screen adaptation of Patrick Ness’ hit trilogy, Le Chaos en Marche. The film transposes the first volume The Voice of the Knife who imagines a world where women have disappeared. Todd Hewitt’s (Tom Holland) world is inhabited only by men, and all are subject to Noise, a mysterious force that reveals their thoughts and allows everyone to know those of others. “When a young woman, Viola (Daisy Ridley), lands in disaster on this planet, she finds herself in great danger. Todd swears to protect her, but to succeed, he will have to reveal his inner strength and unravel the dark secrets that choke his world, “the synopsis promises.
In line with the sagas for young adults at the Divergent, Chaos Walking saw a whole host of screenwriters poring over its plot. From the unlikely Charlie Kaufman (I want to end it), John Lee Hancock and novelist Patrick Ness. Started in the summer of 2017, filming was completed in a few months. But disappointing test screenings had necessitated the boxing of new scenes. Due to the overloaded schedules of Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, they could not be filmed until Spring 2019 under the direction of Fede Álvarez (Millenium: what doesn’t kill me).