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According to the Hollywood Report (via Slash Film), Lionsgate has picked up the feature rights to the award-winning novel series, Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness.
Doug Davison (How To Train Your Dragon) will produce the film.
Here is the synopsis of the first book, The Knife of Never Letting Go:
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?
“These are books, much likeThe Hunger Games, that we feel truly beg to be brought to life on film,” said Lionsgate co-COO and Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “A sense of urgency and momentum permeates these stories — it makes the books ones you can’t put down, and will make the movies ones you can’t miss on the big screen.”
Wait, who's excited for the film version? I'm excited to just stumble across these novels. I'm so buying Chaos Walking!! No word yet on a projected premiere date.