The upcoming Chaos Walker film, which recently moved from a January 2021 date to a March 5th, 2021 date, is getting a bit more attention as we close out the year. The distributor for it has dropped a new clip from the film that shows the two main characters as they make a much-needed escape, which was teased in the trailer as well but which played a bit more frenetically there.
The project, directed by Doug Lima based on The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, is due out on March 5th, 2021. It was actually finished some time ago but reshoots took some time to get done fully and properly around the schedule of the two leads and then the pandemic hit. The film comes from Lionsgate with a $100 million budget.
The cast for the film includes:
- Daisy Ridley as Viola Eade, a woman without Noise who is the key to unlocking secrets for the New World.
- Tom Holland as Todd Hewitt, a boy living on the distant planet of New World.
- Mads Mikkelsen as David Prentiss, the cruel Mayor of Prentisstown.
- Demián Bichir as Ben Moore, one of Todd’s adoptive fathers.
- Cynthia Erivo as Hildy, an important ally to Todd and Viola, and the leader of Farbranch, a peaceful settlement in the New World that is forced to take a stand against Mayor Prentiss and his growing army.
- Nick Jonas as David “Davy” Prentiss Jr., the Mayor’s son and a soldier.
- David Oyelowo as Aaron, a violent priest in the New World who seeks after Todd and Viola.
- Kurt Sutter as Cillian Boyd, one of Todd’s adoptive fathers.
- Óscar Jaenada as Wilf, an ignored and excluded drifter who becomes instrumental in Todd and Viola’s plot against Mayor Prentiss.
- Marc Primeau as Whaler
Plot Concept: On a colony called the New World, Todd Hewitt has been brought up to believe that a pathogen has killed all women and unleashed the Noise, the ability to hear people’s and animals’ minds. Later, he comes upon a patch of silence and soon discovers the source of the silence: a mysterious woman named Viola Eade – the first he has ever met. As he is hunted down by the fanatical Mayor Prentiss, the pair discover the secret history of their world.