As we’ve seen with Hannibal and Doctor Strange, Mads Mikkelsen makes a great villain, and he’s in negotiations to channel his dark side once again in Doug Liman’s CHAOS WALKING, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Should a deal close, Mikkelsen would join Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, the latter a fellow Star Wars alum.
Based on the bestselling YA novel by Patrick Ness, the post-apocalyptic thriller is set in a dystopian world where nearly all women have been killed and there is no privacy, as all living creatures can hear one another’s thoughts in a stream of images, words and sounds known as “the Noise.”
Holland plays a young man who crosses paths with a rare female (Ridley), who may have the power to change the world. Mikkelsen will play the ruthless local mayor on the hunt for the two leads.
Doug Davison and Allison Shearmur are producing the Lionsgate film, which starts shooting later this summer in Montreal. Charlie Kaufman, Jamie Linden and Matthew Lopez all had a hand in the script.
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