Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Robert Zemeckis In Talks For Chaos Walking


Robert Zemeckis In Talks For Chaos Walking
Charlie Kaufman adapted the YA book...

Source: The Wrap


Lionsgate is clearly getting serious as it lines up another potential young adult fiction-based franchise with the adaptation of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking book series. The company already has Charlie Kaufman on script duty for at least the first film and The Wrap now reports that Robert Zemeckis is now in talks to direct it.
Ness’ series, which comprises three titles, The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer and Monsters Of Men, finds Earth ruined in a dystopian future.
Humanity, though, has colonized a distant, Earth-like planet and is trying to make a go of it there when an infection called the Noise strikes, which makes all thoughts audible. Chaos, somewhat naturally follows, and soon a corrupt autocrat takes the chance to seize control of the settlements in order to launch a strike on the native alien race. A young lad named Todd Hewitt must stop the oncoming destruction.
With Zemeckis back in the live-action game via Flight, this could see him blend the fantastical style of his performance capture films with the more grounded drama of his last effort. He hasn’t yet made a deal to shoot the Kaufman script, though – and he does have other projects he’s developing, including murder mystery The Execution Of Noah P. Singleton and identity thriller Rose.

Source: EmpireOnline

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