Charlie Kaufman to Adapt ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’

The Patrick Ness novel is the first in his Chaos Walking trilogy, set in a world where an infection has made all human thought audible.
BY |
Charlie Kaufman to Adapt ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’

Charlie Kaufman to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has signed on to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go for Lionsgate. The book is the first in author Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy, which the studio is eyeing as a possible franchise.

The story is set in a future where humans are trying to colonize a planet similar to Earth. A bizarre infection known as The Noise spreads throughout the planet, which makes all human thought audible. When a corrupt dictator threatens to take control of civilization, a young boy named Todd Hewitt is the only one who can prevent the planet's complete devastation.

Doug Davison will produce the adaptation for Quadrant Pictures, with Alli Shearmur expected to produce as well. No production schedule was given for this adaptation.

Charlie Kaufman previously adapted the books Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Chuck Barris and Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief, which became the Oscar-nominated drama Adaptation.

Sources:Deadline

Best of the Web

1 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter

Popular Stories

Transformers 5: What We Know

Transformers 5: What We Know

Paramount is planning a huge shared universe for ‘Transformers’, with ‘Transformers 5’ set to kick things in motion.

By B. Alan Orange | 4 days ago

5.3k Shares6 Comments

First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

First ‘X-Files’ Revival Photos Arrive

Get your first look at Joel McHale and Annet Mahendru from the set of Fox's ‘X-Files’ revival, along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

By Brian Gallagher | 5 days ago

229 Shares6 Comments

Latest Headlines

15 Must See Movies of 2015

15 Must See Movies of 2015

The second half of 2015 may be bigger than the first, with ‘Star Wars 7’, ‘Terminator Genisys’ and the final ‘Hunger Games’ still to come.

By B. Alan Orange | 13 minutes ago

0 Shares0 Comments

Around the Web

Popular Movies