DYSTOPIA. Sounds kind of like a waterfront rave club, doesn’t it?
Well, it’s much more than that. It’s a craze. One that is sweeping our nation, both in book and movie form. The dystopian novel has long been a staple of fiction—particularly during eras when things we’re all pancakes and pollywogs. But lately, the theme is coming back in a big way. Fans of the book series salivate over the imminent The Hunger Games film adaptation. Jeff Bridges plans to headline a movie version of the classic The Giver. The Mortal Instruments also exists. Now, for the newest addition: Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy.
The book series centers around Earth’s colonization of a distant planet that seems habitable to humans. A race of aliens (although, to them, we’re the aliens…think about that) already live on the planet, but are in danger of mass genocide at the hands of this new planet’s corrupt Earthling conquistador. Involved are a strange occurrence called The Noise, which broadcasts the thoughts of all living beings aloud. There’s also, in keeping with the tradition of The Hunger Games and (especially) The Giver, one young man who can save everyone.
Doug Davidson will produce the new film adaptation of Chaos Walking for Quadrant Pictures, which is new. That’s why you haven’t heard of it.
Source: Hollywood Reporter