Chaos Walking

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For all the sci-fi fans or fans of Tom Holland (like I am) have I got some good news for you. On March 5th, Lionsgate will finally be releasing Chaos Walking to the world. Originally released in January, but delayed due to COVID-19, the wait for Chaos Walking fans is almost over.  

Chaos Walking stars Tom Holland who plays Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Daisy Ridley who has played Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Chaos Walking is about a young man named Todd Hewitt who believes that a mysterious germ has killed all women and unleashed the Noise on all men. He later discovers a mysterious patch of silence out in the swamp, then he is forced to run away from home, leaving him a map of the New World and unanswered questions. While Todd is on the run, he soon discovers the source of the silence, a girl named Viola.

Chaos Walking is based on the book “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness. “The Knife of Never Letting Go” is the first book of the series in “Chaos Walking’’ and was released in May of 2008, so fans of this series have been waiting quite a long time for the film adaption. 

Chaos Walking was filmed back in 2017 and in 2018 it was announced that there will be a lot of re-shoots due to early test screening. The film has had a few delays but it’s release finally allows viewers to enjoy the hard work of the cast and crew that was put into making this film.

In a recent interview with Discussing Film, author Patrick Ness talked about spending time with Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley and how they brought his characters to life. “They’re movie stars and breathtakingly gorgeous people, as you would expect of movie stars, but the thing about them is that they’re friendly and you can’t fake that,” said author Patrick Ness. “People love Rey because they think I could be Rey and I could be Rey’s friend and they love Peter Parker because he’s funny, kind of a dork, and I could be his friend. That’s what they bring, real centered humanity. They don’t seem untouchable and so that felt great for these two characters, because I wanted them to be human first and foremost, I didn’t want them to be types. I think they did a great job.”

“I read the books about two years ago, totally loved them and have been awaiting the movie ever since,” said junior Mia Cannizzaro. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how they portray the Noise in the film. I’m also excited to see Tom, Daisy, and Nick act in the film and how they portray the characters.”

I am personally excited to see this movie because I have read the first book so far and I would like to compare the two to see the similarities between both of them. I also have never been a fan of sci-fi movies and if I am intrigued by this film, and remember Chaos Walking hits theaters on March 5th.