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”.