Cross Your Fingers & Pray…

… that this deal stays together.  Deadline broke the story and now other sources are confirming that Charlie Kaufman is set to adapt “The Knife of Never Letting Go” — a Young Adult, SF-ish novel in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy.

I didn’t know a damn thing about these books until yesterday but it turns out that they’re about a planet where women are extinct — so it’s full of dudes — and all those dudes can hear what all the other dudes are thinking. Then it becomes just your typical story of boy-meets-girl-after-girl-has-crash-landed-on-a-planet-full-of-dudes-and-all-those-dudes-can-hear-what-all-the-other-dudes-are-thinking.

Thank you, Lions Gate. This is almost like living in some absurd Charlie Kaufman movie where a team of Hollywood executives start making a bunch of surprising, inspired creative decisions like hiring Charlie Kaufman to work on the successor to a worldwide phenomenon like “The Hunger Games” so he can afford to develop mind-puppetry and train a gang of mind-puppeteers who then take over Hollywood and manipulate a team of executives into making a bunch of surprising, inspired creative decisions like hiring Charlie Kaufman to work on a movie about Charlie Kaufman developing mind-puppetry so he can afford to train a gang of mind-puppeteers who take over Hollywood and steer an executive into making the inspired, surprising creative decision to hire Charlie Kaufman to work on the successor to a worldwide phenomenon like the one he worked on previously which had been the successor to a worldwide phenomenon like “The Hunger Games”, all of which allowed him to hire a gang of mind-puppeteers…

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