The Chaos Walking trilogy is an award-winning young adult saga by Patrick Ness, set on an alien world where human colonists have been afflicted with a virus that killed all the women and the remaining men can hear thought. Young Todd Hewitt discovers a surviving girl, named Viola, who possesses the ability to block out "the Noise" and the two must go on the run as the planet edges towards war.
It's a strange, unconventional premise and the nature of "the noise" lends itself to some inventive cinematic exploration, as it is experienced as a stream of imagery and sounds, and is just the sort of thing that a genius like Charlie Kaufman could really experiment with.
Kaufman is set to adapt the first novel in the trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and Lionsgate are backing it; so they clearly have high hopes that Chaos Walking will be a worthy successor to their teen-oriented blockbusters Twilight (which they now own, thanks to buying Summit) and The Hunger Games.
Development is still in the early stages so there is still plenty of time for Charlie to take this story on a wild tangent and confuse everyone. Either way, I'm excited.