What do you do when you’ve got two of the moment’s brightest stars starring in the kickoff of another new film series and you need a great villain? Why, you turn to one of the world’s greatest actors, invite him to (*cough*) dinner …
and offer him the job of a bananas crazy mayor of his self-named town.
Looks like that’s just what Doug Liman has done. The Edge of Tomorrow director’s next up project is an adaptation of Patrick Ness’ multiple award-winning Chaos Walking, the dystopian series (The Knife of Never Letting Go,The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men) that follows Viola Eade (Ridley) and Todd Hewitt (Holland) in a strange world where noise — The Noise — of humanity’s every thought and sound is amplified, heard by everyone. The future is, as always in fiction, terrible — women are wiped out in Todd’s hometown — and evil reigns.
And Mads, what do we say when evil knocks on our door?
The actor is in discussions to join Chaos Walking as Prentiss, a ruthless man and mayor who, at one time, mentored Todd.
Though he’s had some wonderful non bad guy roles, Mads has carved himself a nice little niche as a charming no gooder, and ’round these parts we support ANYTHING that gives us more Mikkelsen, so this is grand news.
Chaos Walking is scheduled for a March 2019 release.