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There was a time when any announcement about a Chuck Palahniuk book being adapted for the big screen might have seemed exciting, but 12 years after the release of Fight Club, I'm starting to think that some of the luster has worn off. I was a fan of Chucky P.'s earlier work, but somehow it seems that the more he branches out and experiments with his writing, the more his edginess is beginning to feel forced. After Clark Gregg turned in a serviceable yet ultimately bland version of Choke, it reinforced the fact that without someone like David Fincher at the helm, his books do not automatically become cinematic masterpieces. Now Palahniuk's third book Invisible Monsters is about to make the jump to the screen, and the man who will make it happen is TV director Samir Rehem (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Skins). Yay? Invisible Monsters was Palahniuk's third published book, »

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