As Disney's new crops of Star Wars and Marvel actors get deeper into showbiz, the nerdgasm team-ups are only going to get crazier. For example, a Tom Holland (a.k.a. the new Spider-Man) and Daisy Ridley (Rey from The Force Awakens) team-up wouldn't have meant anything to you this time last year. But suddenly the cast of Chaos Walking is the type of proposition fanfic-heads were probably inches away from writing on their own.
The 24-year-old Ridley is already cast; 20-year-old Holland is in talks. The Brits will/would be directed by the notoriously difficult Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity). The project is "still far on the horizon, considering Ridley, Holland, and Liman’s busy schedules," Variety reports.
Chaos Walking is an adaptation of the book trilogy by Patrick Ness, whose novel A Monster Calls was made into a movie featuring the voice of Liam Neeson, due this Christmas. Here's Amazon's breakdown of book one, The Knife of Never Letting Go:
"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."
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