Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chaos Walking at Lionsgate

Just heard that Lionsgate has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce, and distribute films based on the "Chaos Walking" trilogy by Patrick Ness. Yay.

"Although these stories are set in a critical time in the future, they speak volumes about what is happening all over the world today, and about the power of young people to challenge the status quo and change the course of our future," said Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate's President of Motion Picture Production and Development, who will be overseeing the production for the studio. "We feel privileged to be bringing these powerful and exquisite books to cinematic life."

Critics have hailed the trilogy as "one of the outstanding literary achievements of the present century," (The Irish Times). It's VERY good. And The Wall Street Journal says "With its dark tone, violence, and readerly fanaticism, the book belongs firmly beside Suzanne Collins's work." And yes, Lionsgate is the studio behind THE HUNGER GAMES movie. Joe Drake, Lionsgate's COO and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake said, "These are books, much like 'The Hunger Games,' that we feel truly beg to be brought to life on screen."

Can't wait!

1 comment:

Jyll said...

Do you have any idea when the first movie will be released? Has that been announced yet?