Lionsgate to Develop Chaos Walking with Charlie Kaufman

Lionsgate thinks they've found the next big movie franchise with the young adult novel series called Chaos Walking, created by Patrick Ness. I've never heard of this book series, but apparently it has the potential to be a big futuristic Hunger Games kind of franchise. The studio has done something really interesting with the development of this franchise... they've set screenwriter Charlie Kaufman to adapt the first book in the series. For those of you who need a reminder of what films Kaufman has worked on, he's got Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Being John Malcovich and more. He's a great screenwriter, I just never thought he'd do anything so commercial like this, it doesn't seem like his style.

The story for the series is a thriller set in a dystopian future that "follows a boy and girl on the run from a
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