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Master and Commander Prequel Announced at 20th Century from Writer Patrick Ness

Fans of the Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany-led adaptation of the classic nautical novel by Patrick O’Brian can rejoice, as it was announced that the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World will be receiving the prequel treatment from 20th Century. With a script penned by...
The Guardian

Patrick Ness: ‘Terry Pratchett makes you feel seen and forgiven’

I’m just about finished with Adam Levin’s thousand-page The Instructions, about a 10-year-old boy who thinks he might be the Jewish Messiah. Everyone makes David Foster Wallace comparisons, as if that explains anything, but I’ve found it a vastly entertaining, wildly over-loquacious joy. Then, for something completely different, I’ll be starting Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Doors of Eden. He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas.
Den of Geek

“We Have Just Never Listened to Women”: Patrick Ness on Chaos Walking’s Relevance Today

Patrick Ness’ 2008 science fiction young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting Go was published the same year as Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, but while the latter launched a dystopian YA franchise, Ness’ Chaos Walking series seemed to attract more of a cult following despite tackling similar early-2000s issues through a speculative lens. While Collins struck an arrow through the heart of reality television, Ness turned his attention to information overload, manifesting it as the Noise: an ever-present broadcast of one’s most private, cringeworthy, hateful, earnest thoughts for all to hear—but only for men.

CHAOS WALKING Writer Patrick Ness Talks Casting Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley And A Possible Sequel (Exclusive)

Set in the not too distant future, Doug Liman's Chaos Walking picks up with Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) when he discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by "the Noise" – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.
Coming Soon!

CS Interviews: Chaos Walking Author Patrick Ness had the opportunity to speak with author Patrick Ness about adapting his novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go” into Doug Liman’s new film Chaos Walking, starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. Ness talks about the difficult process of developing the complex narrative featured in his Chaos Walking trilogy, and also shares his thoughts on the cast and weighs in on the notion of noise. You can check out the full interview below!

‘Chaos Walking’ Screenwriter Patrick Ness on Adapting His Book Into a Movie Remix

With Chaos Walking arriving in theaters this weekend, I recently got to speak with author and screenwriter Patrick Ness. During the interview, Ness talked about adapting his book for the screen, why certain changes were made, why he feels a movie is a remix, casting the dog Manshee, why most of the creative conversations were about what does thought look like, and more. In addition, talked about adapting the graphic novel Snow Blind for Jake Gyllenhaal and Apple TV, which follows a boy who discovers that his family is in the witness protection program.