It’s been a while since we’ve seen an adaptation of a Chuck Palahniuk book. In 2008, his novel Choke was turned into a movie starring Sam Rockwell, but it was the big screen version of Fight Club in 1999 that first put the subversive author into the spotlight. Now, Palaniuk aims to adapt his 2002 novel LULLABY into a film by launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
The project has been in development limbo until last year, when the Tracking Board broke the news that Andy Mingo and Josh Leake acquired the film rights to the book. Palahniuk wrote the adaptation with director Mingo and will also serve as executive producer. Mingo will also produce alongside Leake.
As one of Palahniuk’s more personal novels, the story follows a passed-his-prime journalist named Carl Streator, who investigates a series of infant deaths associated with the reading of an ancient “culling song.”
Palahniuk is repped by Donadio & Olsen.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer