'Chaos Walking': Tom Holland embarks on a telepathic journey into a dystopian world with no women
'Chaos Walking' - which even though not a vast move from his usual movies - does revolve around a dystopian world with people who can hear each others' thoughts.
Tom Holland is notorious for often accidentally, unintentionally leaking spoilers related to both Marvel's Avengers and the Spiderman franchise, but looks like he has made a final detour from that now. With the upcoming 'Avengers: Infinity War' awaiting its release and also the second part of Holland starring 'Spiderman' about to wow fans in 2019, the young actor has a third significant project arriving the very next year in the form of 'Chaos Walking' - which even though not a vast move from his usual movies - does revolve around a dystopian world with people who can hear each others' thoughts.
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The name 'Chaos Walking' itself is enough to offer a glimpse into shows like Netflix's 'Maniac' in terms of its psychological thriller content. Its story is based on Patrick Ness' 2008-2010 novel series of the same name.
"Todd Hewitt 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," describes the official synopsis on IMDb. Holland is onboard to play the role of said Todd and in his own signature style, he posted a teaser pic of him enjoying 'lunch in the jungle' on the sets of the Lionsgate produced film.
Noise or 'the Noise' is a disease which affects all human males and animals on New World. Words and pictures can all be seen and heard in the Noise. The men who arrived there started to become suspicious of the women of their town as they had no Noise. The women had realized by then that something horrible was going to happen and tried to escape but many were caught by David Prentiss and were killed. Todd is then led to believe that the Noise germ killed all the women and half of the men as well.
"The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World's many-layered secrets," the synopsis reveals. Playing the role of Viola will be Daisy Ridley of the recent Star Wars installments fame, and "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 thought is heard, all movement seen - as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they've learned to call home."
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The upcoming project looks quite intriguing with Ridley posting the first look of the two lead actors posing amidst a dense forest resembling the one from Hunger Games' cornucopia. The two stand there in the middle of what seems like nowhere in disheveled, torn outfits, both bearing the same looks of confused cluelessness as several scratches and wounds adorn their skin. Joining the cast will be Mads Mikkelsen ('Hannibal') as the villain Mayor David Prentiss, Demián Bichir ('Alien: Covenant') plays Ben, and Kurt Sutter ('Sons of Anarchy' creator) joins in as Cillian. In addition, Nick Jonas plays the role of Davy Prentiss Jr. - son of the villainous Mayor, and also a recruit in his army, who suffers from jealousy as his father seems to be heavily invested in training his arch-rival, Todd (Holland.)
This is almost like a direct throwback to the ever so popular Peter Parker/Harry Osborne story that panned out as one of the most popular Spiderman plots both in the forms of the comic, and the numerous films based on the Marvel superhero. Directed by Doug Liman, the film's script came from Robert Zemeckis and Lindsey Beer. As of now, the release date has been set to March 1, 2019.