Lionsgate has set a March 1, 2019, release date for the science-fiction adventure “Chaos Walking,” starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur and Doug Davison are producers. The screenplay will be written by Patrick Ness, Charlie Kaufman and John Lee Hancock.
The film is based on Patrick Ness’s “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” a book that was published in 2008 as the first in a trilogy. It is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts. (Source)
More plot info at the link. Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter adds a fourth writer to the mix while leaving out Ness and Hancock:
Osar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman worked on the script for Chaos Walking, as did Jamie Linden (Money Monster). (Source)
This is despite Charlie saying last August "I'm not involved with that any more. I did the first draft." I have been confused about his involvement in this film (is he writing it? is he not? is he co-writing it? did he do a couple of drafts and now he's no longer on board?) for a looong time. No idea how much of the film will be Charlie's work, but it seems like we can confirm that some of it is?