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Chaos Walking first trailer shows Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in action

Published: 19/Nov/2020 14:06 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 11:02

by Daniel Megarry

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The first trailer for Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley’s long-delayed sci-fi action thriller, Chaos Walking, has finally arrived.

Based on the 2008 novel, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, the movie follows Todd Hewitt (Holland) as he discovers Viola (Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet where all women have disappeared and men are afflicted by ‘the Noise’ – a force which puts all their thoughts on display.

With Viola’s life threatened in this dangerous and disorienting world, Todd will have to unlock his own inner power and discover the planet’s dark secrets as he attempts to protect her.

Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking
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Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley star in Chaos Walking

Ness co-wrote the screenplay alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming writer Christopher Ford, with Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman directing.

The movie carries a pretty impressive ensemble cast: as well as Holland and Ridley, there are appearances from Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas, Cynthia Erivo, Demián Bichir, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo.

You can watch the first action-packed trailer below. It shows the first meeting between Todd and Viola, as Holland’s shocked character says he has “never seen a girl before” and attempts to form an alliance, as well as plenty of action sequences.

Chaos Walking has been a long time coming, with principal photography completed way back in November 2017.

After a test screening received a poor response, the studio decided reshoots were the way forward, and filming was finally completed in 2019 after several delays caused by Holland and Ridley’s prior commitments.

Outside of Chaos Walking, Holland has some major roles coming up. As well as donning his spidey suit once again in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 sequel, he’s taking on the part of Nathan Drake in the highly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games.

Chaos Walking is currently scheduled to be released in cinemas on January 22, 2021.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.