Lionsgate Acquires Chaos Walking Series

Author Patrick Ness' tremendously successful, teen dystopian trilogy, Chaos Walking, may soon be adapted as a series of feature films. Lionsgate entertainment company, the studio behind the Hunger Games films as well as The Departed and The Grudge, has acquired the rights to this harrowing, ultraviolent tale of survival against all odds.

13 year old Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown, a secluded settlement on New World where all of the women have died. The town has a terrible, secret history that forces Todd into exile, pursued by a demonic preacher and a rapidly growing army hunting him down. New World is plagued by "the Noise," a germ-born cloud of thoughts -- audible to the world -- that projects out from each man, leaving no one's thoughts private. Todd's journey is not only one of survival, but also one of his awakening to the dark truths of New World and their consequences on his conscience.

The books in the Chaos Walking trilogy are The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men, all of which are part of the AADL's Teen collection.