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Doug Liman’s adaptation of Chaos Walking looked like it had everything going for it, especially since the leads were played by stars of two of the biggest franchises right now, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland. The film was originally set to come out in 2019, but significant delays had said that the movie was ‘unreleasable.’ What’s great news is, Lionsgate has finally given fans a date after years of internet pestering.
Here’s the post:
You asked. We answered. Chaos Walking – In theaters January 22, 2021. pic.twitter.com/snjix1waJh
— Lionsgate (@Lionsgate) February 8, 2020
Seeing that Holland and Ridley were busy making the biggest movies of 2019, they were unfortunately unavailable for reshoots when they were deemed necessary. What’s more, a rumor had been going around that Chaos Walking had become ‘unreleasable’ to the public.
The good news is, it looks like everything eventually came together, and with a lot of people unsatisfied with Rey’s ending in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I’m sure more would love to see her in something better.
Though it’s good that we’re finally getting a date for Chaos Walking, some movie-philes know that January is a ‘dump month’ where studios release films that they don’t expect to perform well. While there are exceptions, I’m crossing my fingers that everyone will be willing to see Holland and Ridley come together for a movie from the director of Edge of Tomorrow.
From Carnegie Award-winning writer Patrick Ness comes the story of Todd Hewitt who lives on the distant planet of New World-a new hope for humanity until struck by “The Noise,” a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd is forced to leave his home and everyone he loves. He makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World’s many layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet – trying to escape and hide in an environment where all thoughts are heard, all movements are seen -as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they’ve learned to call home.
Catch Chaos Walking when it finally hits theaters Jan. 22, 2021.