It’s been a long time coming, but Chaos Walking is finally ready for audiences. The much-delayed sci-fi film starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley takes place in a strange world without women. It’s a place where mens’ thoughts physically manifest so everyone can see them. But as the movie’s first intense trailer shows, there are bigger challenges each must face. And darker truths they must uncover if they hope to survive.
“In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” — a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened—and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.”
IGN debuted the first trailer for the movie, an action science-fiction story from director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow). If you’re wondering why Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley look especially young, it’s because they were during filming. We first reported on the movie in October of 2017 and shot before The Rise of Skywalker. Its original release was March 1 of last year, which is how in December of 2018 it made our list of most anticipated book adaptions of 2019. Which was roughly 37 years ago.
The film is based on Patrick Ness’ YA novel The Knife of Never Letting Go. But the film underwent massive reshoots, which delayed its release. But now, after all that, it’s finally….:checks notes:….”coming soon” sometime in 2021. Ah, well. Nevertheless. At least we know it really is coming.
And honestly, despite all the issues behind the scenes, it looks pretty good. It’s got an interesting story and surreal special effects combined with a gritty and realistic aesthetic. The film’s director has proven he can excel with both action and sci-fi stories. And it boasts two great two great leads. As well as Mads Mikkelsen, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo.
This trailer makes us think Chaos Walking might have been worth all the wait.
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