Doug Liman To Helm YA Franchise, CHAOS WALKING For Lionsgate/Summit

I'm a little upset that we've yet to see some seriousness about the Fox adaptation of director Doug Liman's Gambit, seeing as how he's one of my favorite characters of the batch next to Wolverine. At any rate now we turn to Liman's current prospects, among which there are a few, including Amazon sniper drama, The Wall, and six-part Jaunt VR series, Invisible.

Adding to the list now is the Fall production of a new adaptation of YA novel property, Chaos Walking from Walker Books. Lionsgate/Summit, current staple to quite a few franchises and titles including Twilight, Hunger Games and, for better or worse, Divergent, is hosting the film under their banner following their acquisition of the rights in 2011.

THR's exclusive describes the story as set "in a world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear one another's thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds called Noise." Money Monster scribe Jamie Linden wrote a draft from which Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman penned a script. Dave Davison and Alison Sheamur are producing.

Liman's upcoming crime drama, Mena, is due next year while a hopeful Edge Of Tomorrow sequel remains in development. Can't say much about Gambit though, which is a shame.


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