First Trailer for Sci-Fi Action Movie 'Chaos Walking' with Tom Holland
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2020
"With her power there's no telling what he can do." Lionsgate has finally launched the first full trailer for Chaos Walking, the long-delayed, epic new sci-fi action movie from Doug Liman, that has also undergone reshoots after originally being set to open in 2019. Based on a book, the sci-fi film is set in a dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise. Which is visualized in a clever way in this. With the sudden appearance of a mysterious girl named Viola Eade, played by Daisy Ridley, they both end up on a journey of discovery that will change them both forever. Chaos Walking stars Tom Holland as Todd, along with a fabulous main cast including Ridley as well as Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, David Oyelowo, Kurt Sutter, and Óscar Jaenada. There is a lot going on in this - with all the thought visuals and dystopian western world, and Viola, and that alien creature, and so much more. Not bad, I'm intrigued.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Doug Liman's Chaos Walking, from Lionsgate's YouTube:
On a colony called the New World, Todd (Tom Holland) has been brought up to believe that a pathogen has killed all women and unleashed the Noise, the ability to hear people's and animals' minds. Later, he comes upon a patch of silence and soon discovers the source of the silence: a mysterious woman named Viola (Daisy Ridley) – the first he has ever met. While he is hunted down by the fanatical Mayor Prentiss (Mads Mikkelsen), they discover the secret history of their world. Chaos Walking is directed by American filmmaker Doug Liman, of the films Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Jumper, Mr & Mrs Smith, Fair Game, Edge of Tomorrow, plus The Wall and American Made most recently. The screenplay is written by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford; adapted from the book "The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness. With music by Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts. Lionsgate has finally reset Liman's Chaos Walking for release starting January 22nd, 2021 next year. It could end up being pushed again. How does that look?
A Doug Liman film getting dumped in January? Not a good sign.
Jon Odishaw on Nov 19, 2020
Oh that's true...AB's description sounds like they were prob tired of holding onto it. Classic dump.
DAVIDPD on Nov 19, 2020
World without women is not worth mentioning... Mildly intriguing ...
shiboleth on Nov 19, 2020
I recognized Daisy's voice before realizing it was her...what a difference a hairstyle makes!
kitano0 on Nov 19, 2020
I love this concept and the execution look bad ass!
DAVIDPD on Nov 19, 2020
This looks terrible. It's old news how much trouble they've been having with this picture. Re-shoots, post production problems. They still have a mess on their hands. That is really stupid special effects of the 'misty' stuff around the dude's head when he's hearing or reading other people's minds. The whole thing is a mess and I feel sorry for them. No one starts out to make a terrible movie and this one just got out of hand from the start. It just looks like a lot of bad artistic decisions. Even the cute actress has a bad hair thing going. Just bad decisions and choices. This won't make a nickel.
thespiritbo on Nov 19, 2020
Looks awful. Also, this has a $100 million budget.... bombs away
Daxtreme on Nov 20, 2020
Two BIG name actors, a successful big budget director, big concept. Budget isn't the issue... But it did go through tons of reshoots and delays. Conceptually it is a challenge to pull off... Let's hope it's entertaining at least.
Alex Billington on Nov 20, 2020
Looks like an interesting concept in search of a story.
fazha on Nov 22, 2020
That's an excellent summary. I have not read the book but it is obvious why this concept of listening to thoughts - dialogue vs. internal monologue -would work so much better on a page than in film. That being said, the cast is quite intriguing but reading about all the issues during production and the release date I'm not optimistic...
Lars on Nov 23, 2020
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