i’m still worried that the (first? i don’t think they’re doing the whole trilogy in one) Chaos Walking film isn’t going to live up to the book because it’s hella complicated and nuanced and? how are they going to fit it all in and HOW’S THE NOISE GONNA WORK agh
i mean i’ve been looking into it more ‘cause like, filming is starting this summer apparently and Ness is writing the screenplay thank goodness. i trust he can keep it faithful to his own books because the adaptation of A Monster Calls is fantastic. STILL i’m a lil salty that the actors’re gonna be too old ahahaha. i mean, i like who they’ve picked for Todd and Viola but? they’re not 14-year-olds by a long way.
AND THEN there’s the reception of it. it’s going to be hell. Chaos Walking is the very definition of grey morality, that’s the entire point, and The Tumblr is going to be awful about it probably because everyone (EVERYONE) is Problematic™. no black and white good and evil nonsense here.
i honestly have -56478457867369384 optimism for how well people are actually going to interpret the characters too. i can’t wait to start holding myself back from arguments. -.-
Gonna leave with one of my favourite quotes from the series:
“It’s always darkest before the dawn, Todd.”
I look at him, baffled. “No, it ain’t! What kinda stupid saying is that? It’s always lightest before the dawn!”