Kaufman Adapts “Chaos Walking” Series

Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation”) has been hired to pen an adaptation of “The Knife of Never Letting Go”, the first book in Patrick Ness’ award-winning, best-selling young adult novel trilogy “Chaos Walking” for Lionsgate reports Deadline.

The story is set in a dystopian future when humans have colonised a distant earth-like planet. When an infection called the Noise suddenly makes all thought audible, privacy vanishes in an instant.

In the ensuing chaos, a corrupt autocrat threatens to take control of the human settlements and wage war with the indigenous alien race, and only young Todd Hewitt holds the key to stopping planet wide-destruction.

Quadrant Pictures is producing. Kaufman is also currently at work on directing his own original script “Frank or Francis”.