Lionsgate’s YA sci-fi adventure Chaos Walking will be released in cinemas and IMAX nationwide on March 5, 2021, a push-back from January 22. The move will come when traders start adjusting the Q1 calendar in response to the ongoing pandemic, which they hope will be suppressed by spring, given the good news about the vaccine.
Tom Holland-Daisy Ridley’s $ 100 million feature has been delayed multiple times, one of the major delays due to $ 15 million new admissions in mid-2018. Ridley’s schedule for the Star Wars films and Holland’s Spider-Man and Avengers have these new admissions, however, pushed ahead. In May 2019, it was reported that Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez was helping with these re-shoots in Atlanta while Liman stayed on board. The feature originally opened on March 1, 2019.
The screenplay, directed by Doug Liman, was written by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford and is based on the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. The film is being produced by Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Erwin Stoff and Alison Winter.
Chaos Walking is set in the not too distant future, followed by Todd Hewitt (Holland) when he discovers Viola, a girl (Ridley) who has mysteriously crashed on his planet. The terrain is strangely devoid of women, while men are affected by “noise” – a force that displays all of its thoughts. When Todd promises to protect Viola from harm, he reveals his inner abilities and discovers the dark secrets of his planet.
The cast also includes Nick Jonas, Cynthia Erivo, Mads Mikkelsen, and Demian Bichir.