Books into Movies: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Director)

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)The popular young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness is being adapted into a movie! It's the first book in the Chaos Walking series. The movies has officially found a director! With the film moving towards pre-production it sounds like there is a likely chance we will be seeing it on screen!

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. 
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Image Credit: Matea Jocic

Charlie Kaufman is attached to direct. He's written many movies such as Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich. However, he's really not as well known as a director. Lionsgate is producing the film (the same production company as The Hunger Games) so it should be well made!

I'm going to confess. I have never heard of the book until I saw this news. After reading the summary and the amazing reviews, I'm already hooked. I'm putting it in my TBR pile immediately!

Have you read the book?  Okay, be honest, have you heard of the book? Or am I the only one living under a rock? What do you think of the news? Thoughts below!


  1. I've been hearing really great things about this book, and the series in general. The books themselves are HUGE! It makes me very excited to get a copy because I love when the books turn out to be really heavy.

    And of course I'll see the movie. It really doesn't even matter if I read the book, I'm usually always interested in seeing a movie adaption of any book, because I like to see the events as well as experience them through my own mind.

    I'm excited what Kaufman can bring to the movie, since his screen plays like Being John Malkovich was QUITE interesting!

    Thanks for the info, Krista!

  2. i read the books and they will make you want to read every other book like when u like a band and search for another one which sounds like it....but the book is addictive i finished the last 2 books in just 4 days(i didnt sleep)