Patrick Ness’s best selling novel The Knife of Never Letting Go is coming to the small screen.
In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt discovers Viola, a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
I haven’t read the books – apparently, they’ve been considered unfilmable. The plot and universe are intriguing, and I’m digging the cast (good to see Ridley growing beyond Star Wars). This is totally in my sci-fi wheelhouse so I’ll be giving it a shot – likely when it’s out on VoD.
A bonus photo of Mads Mikkelsen because who doesn’t like looking at the man?
The cast is lead by Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, and includes Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo. Director is Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) with a screenplay by Charles Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and a talented writers’ room.