10/04/2011 01:39 pm ET | Updated Dec 04, 2011

'Chaos Walking': The Next 'Hunger Games'?

Lionsgate, already in production on the high-profile adapation of book sensation The Hunger Games, has picked up the feature rights of another award-winning young adult novel series, Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness.

Doug Davison, the one-time partner at Vertigo Entertainment whose credits include How to Train Your Dragon and The Grudge, will produce via his new label, Quadrant Pictures.

The trilogy is set in a dystopian future against a backdrop where humans are colonizing a distant Earth-like planet. When a phenomenon called the Noise allows everyone’s thoughts to be heard, wiping away all privacy, the corrupt mayor of the colony makes a play to seize power and wipe out the indigenous alien race, with only a young man being the only one to stop him.

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