'Chaos Walking': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about sci-fi film starring Tom Holland

From mythical creatures to stunning visuals, 'Chaos Walking' is touted to be a treat for sci-fi lovers

                            'Chaos Walking': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about sci-fi film starring Tom Holland
Featuring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in lead roles, 'Chaos Walking' is based on a book of the same name by Patrick Ness (Lionsgate)

In recent times, Hollywood has been doing its best to capitalize on the young adult book genre by adapting various popular book series for blockbuster big-screen franchises. Big-screen adaptations of books like ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘The Maze Runner’ and ‘Twilight’ have been quite successful at the box-office and also created a lot of buzz among the community.

The success of the aforementioned titles prompted Hollywood in adapting popular titles and one such upcoming adaptation is ‘Chaos Walking’.

The upcoming movie featuring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in lead roles is based on a book of the same name by Patrick Ness and follows the journey of a man named Todd Hewitt, played by Holland, and how comes into contact with the first female presence on The New World named Viola, played by Ridley.


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The ‘Chaos Walking’ book series is one of the most popular books out there and various media outlets hailed it as “extraordinary.” Ness would be hoping for a similar kind of reception for the movie when it comes out in March 2021.

Release date

According to the review site Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Chaos Walking’ is set to hit theaters on March 5, 2021. Meanwhile, the movie is scheduled to have its premiere in South Korea on February 24.

A scene from the trailer of 'Chaos Walking' (YouTube)


Set in a dystopian world all living creatures can hear each other's thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise. The official synopsis reads: “In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt discovers Viola, a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola's life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet's dark secrets.”


Tom Holland

Tom Holland attends the UK Premiere Of Disney And Pixar's "Onward" at The Curzon Mayfair on February 23, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

One of the brightest talents in the industry right now, Tom Holland has surely taken his popularity to a whole new level in a very short period of time. Holland plays the role of Todd Hewitt in the movie who encounters a girl for the first time on the new planet.

Holland gained prominence after playing Spider-Man in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Since then, he has played the superhero in movies like ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

Apart from the aforementioned movie, he has appeared in projects like ‘Edge of Winter’, ‘The Lost City of Z’, and ‘The Devil All the Time’.

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 02, 2020 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Ridley started her professional career by doing cameo appearances in various TV series and short films. She made her feature film debut with ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Force Awakens’ and portrayed the character of Rey, a Jakku scavenger who is trained by Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi. 

The actress garnered a lot of praise for her acting and appeared in two more ‘Star Wars’ movies. Apart from ‘Star Wars’, Ridley played a major role in the movie ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen attends the red carpet of the movie "Druk" during the 15th Rome Film Festival on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Getty Images)

Mikkelsen is considered to be one of the prominent actors of this generation and has given phenomenal performances in various movies. The actor started his career by working on various movies and TV shows in the Danish Film Industry. After years of working in the industry, he got his breakthrough role in the James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’.

Since then, the method actor has appeared in projects such as ‘The Hunt’, ‘The Salvation’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Another Round’.


The movie is being helmed by Doug Liman and is based on the book written by Patrick Ness. Liman is known for making movies like ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘American Made’ and ‘The Wall’. He has also served as a producer in many critically acclaimed films and TV series like ‘The Bourne Identity’, ‘The O.C.’, ‘Nightflyers’ and ‘Suits’.

Director Doug Liman attends 2015 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 5, 2016 in New York City. (Getty Images)

The movie is being produced by Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Erwin Stoff, and Alison Winter.




Where to watch?

‘Chaos Walking’ is set to hit theaters on March 5, 2021. 

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