The first trailer for the upcoming science fiction action movie Chaos Walking was released this week. Based on the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, who also serves as a writer for the film, Chaos Walking is directed by Doug Liman and stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland as the lead characters.

In the film, Ridley’s character named Viola lands on Earth in the not-too-distant future where she meets a boy named Todd. She discovers that all of the women have disappeared, while the men have been affected by “The Noise,” a mysterious force that projects their own thoughts unwillingly for everyone around to see. When the others attempt to hunt down Viola, Todd must protect his new friend from the people who wish to harm her and discover how this all happened.

In the trailer, we first see Viola crash down to Earth and meet Todd. Todd is fascinated by the fact that there is a woman on the planet, something that he had never seen before. Viola is informed of the planet’s nature by David Prentiss (Mads Mikkelsen), the cruel and manipulative mayor of Todd’s home town. He also reveals that the women are all dead. We then cut to Viola and Todd explaining to each other how strange their situation is, before Viola catches Todd off guard by saying that she likes his dog. Todd warns Viola that of Prentiss and the other townspeople catch her, they will indeed kill her and offers to keep her safe. Prentiss explains that he needs to hunt down Viola before she can warn Todd about a race of aliens that are coming to Earth. The final scene of the trailer shows Viola and Todd hiding from a group of aliens. Todd attempts to stop “The Noise” from projecting his thoughts at the urging of Viola, but is unable to do so.

Chaos Walking is set to be released on January 22, 2021. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains unclear if the film will be delayed to another date or not.

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