Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland's new blockbuster Chaos Walking to get extensive reshoots
Major reshoots have been ordered for Chaos Walking, the new big-budget action adventure starring Daisy Ridley and Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland.
The movie, which is being directed by American Made and Edge Of Tomorrow's Doug Liman, is an adaptation of Patrick Ness's bestselling novel The Knife Of Never Letting Go.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, reshoots are expected to last over three weeks and Ness is currently in talks to create extensive rewrites. He will join Charlie Kaufman, Lindsey Beers, John Lee Hancock and Gary Spinelli, all of whom have already worked on the movie's screenplay.
The reshoots are unlikely to begin until early 2019, with Ridley and Holland both booked throughout the summer, Ridley on the new instalment of Star Wars, Holland on the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
With this delay, it seems unlikely that the movie will hit its original release date, which was due to be in March 2019. A delay has yet to be formally confirmed.
Chaos Walking is set in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others' thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.
Holland plays Todd, who has been brought up to believe that a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions.
He soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl, named Viola, played by Ridley, together the two go on an unlikely journey.
Also starring in the movie, which has a reported production budget of $125 million, are Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas and David Oyelowo.