|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
|Production company(s)||Vertigo Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Lionsgate Films|
|Release date||March 1, 2019|
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 Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland. The film will be released on March 1, 2019 by Lionsgate Entertainment.
- Daisy Ridley as Viola Eade
- Tom Holland as Todd Hewitt
- Mads Mikkelsen as Mayor Prentiss
- Demián Bichir as Ben Moore
- Kurt Sutter as Cillian Boyd
- Nick Jonas as Davy Prentiss, Jr.
- David Oyelowo as Aaron
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.
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.