Chaos Walking
Directed by Doug Liman
Produced by Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison
Written by Patrick Ness, John Lee Hancock and Charlie Kaufman
Based on The Knife of Never Letting Go

 by Patrick Ness

Starring Daisy Ridley

Tom Holland Mads Mikkelsen Demián Bichir

Production company(s) Vertigo Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate Films
Release date March 1, 2019
Country United States
Language English

Chaos Walking (also referred to as The Knife of Never Letting Go and Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go) is an upcoming American science-fiction action film directed by Doug Liman and co-written by Patrick Ness, John Lee Hancock and Charlie Kaufman. It is expected to be based on The Knife of Never Letting Go by Ness and will star Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen. The film will be released on March 1, 2019 by Lionsgate Entertainment.

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Lionsgate Entertainment initially optioned the Chaos Walking trilogy for a feature-length film in 2011 with production being handled by Doug Davison's production company Quadrant Pictures. Charlie Kaufman wrote the original script while Jamie Linden later rewrote the film. Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison have been attache to produce while Doug Liman is in final negotations to direct.

Patrick Ness announced on May 11, 2017 via Twitter that the film would begin principal photography that summer for a  release. Later in June, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Lionsgate released a special video about the film's production at CineEurope, featuring Holland and Ridley, as well as Liman. The release date was revealed in July 2017.

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Lionsgate has remained silent on the possibility of additional Chaos Walking films although a film version of The Ask and the Answer should be expected if The Knife of Never Letting Go proves successful at the box office. Lionsgate does hold film rights to all three Chaos Walking novels and could be planning a full three or four film franchise similar to their popular series The Hunger Games and The Divergent Series.