Lionsgate Taps Charlie Kaufman To Adapt YA Novel
via Coming Soon:
Lionsgate has announced that they're adapting Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking Trilogy--and they've tapped aspiring novelist Charlie Kaufman to provide the screenplay for the first book.
The Knife of Never Letting Go was released in 2008 and has won a number of awards. Here's the synopsis:
Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.
But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.
Or are there?
Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.
Which is impossible.
Prentisstown has been lying to him.
And now he's going to have to run...
Sounds pretty cool, and I'm excited to see what Kaufman could do with the material (though, to be fair, you could hand Kaufman the phonebook and he'd write a screenplay that would explode you brain). But am I the only one who reads Prentisstown as Penistown?
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