Via Deadline, some news on The Knife of Never Letting Go, the YA novel Charlie is adapting for the big screen:
Robert Zemeckis is in the process of negotiations to direct the Charlie Kaufman-penned YA adaptation Chaos Walking for Lionsgate. No deal has been officially made for what would mark Zemeckis’ next live-action pic following last year’s Flight. Patrick Ness authored the original YA lit trilogy about an infection that renders all thought audible in a dystopian future where humans have colonized an alien planet. Doug Davison will produce for Quadrant Pictures with Allison Shearmur. (Source)
Just to clear up any confusion, The Knife of... is the first novel in a trilogy called Chaos Walking. As far as I know, Charlie is adapting the first book, not necessarily the entire series. The book's official description goes like this:
Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.
But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.
Or are there?
Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.
Which is impossible.
Prentisstown has been lying to him.
And now he's going to have to run... (Source)