I had already forgotten that Chaos Walking was finally happening - last we'd heard was way back in November when Spider-twink Tom Holland signed on the play the YA trilogy's male lead, and Daisy Ridley the female one. Well they're plowing ahead with the thing now and today comes word that Nick Jonas is joining the film too, and besides that something I totally missed - Mads Mikkelsen is apparently playing the villain? Whaaaaat? Score!
Everything's coming up Mads today. (See Also.) And that's not even getting to Demian Bichir, also in the movie, and the fact that Doug Liman is directing. Sidenote: I tried to watch Doug Liman's most recent movie The Wall starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a solider... trapped behind a wall... but I was bored ten minutes in and stopped. Hopefully that was just a Rope-like experiment Liman was playing with and he'll bring his big stuff for Chaos Walking, because I really loved Patrick Ness' series of books.
the initial rumor - can you imagine? I am sure his ideas were too weird for a big studio - the books, which are about sound itself, are very very weird though. I hope this version doesn't tamp down what made them interesting in the first place and just turn them into a generic YA thing.