Doug Liman currently in negotiations to direct Chaos Walking. The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow director is giving major consideration to helming the proposed adaptation of the young adult book.
The project, which is still in the early stages of development, is intended to be the first in a line of movies based on the best-selling book trilogy by Patrick Ness. Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is working on the film’s script.
Liman’s potential involvement with Chaos Walking raises questions about his commitment to another project on his slate at the moment: the long-anticipated Gambit solo film:
Well, no one’s reporting on it just yet, but there may be another delay on the horizon. Once again, this is not confirmation, just speculation, but unless both films shoot simultaneously, which, considering each will likely require at least a 60-day shoot, is highly unlikely, one of these films is getting pushed to winter 2016, early 2017, or later. THR’s report did say Chaos Walking was hoping for a fall start date, key word being “hoping,” so that could definitely be the one that gets pushed back, but there’s a good chance it could be the seemingly ill-fated Gambit as well, which while disappointing is certainly not bad news by any means. Last we heard, Liman was overseeing rewrites on the Gambit script and if a delay delivers us a better final product (a la Deadpool), then a delay now could be for the best in the long-term.
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