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From the creative crawlspace of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk comes another twisting depraved tale called, inappropriately enough, Lullaby. This will mark the third time one of Palahniuk’s novels has been adapted for the screen, following the 1999 cult sleeper and Clark Gregg’s Choke.
The story of Lullaby originates from an African urban legend about ‘culling songs.’ While they may sound like ordinary lullabies, when spoken aloud or in one’s mind they possess the power to kill anyone in close proximity. It’s typically Palahniuk-ian subject matter.
This bizarre tale now has indie filmmakers Andy Mingo and Josh Leake attached after they optioned the rights from Palahniuk. The author is expected to co-write the screenplay with Mingo – who will also direct – while Leake is set to produce. Production on Lullaby is slated to begin at the end of 2015.
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- Gem Seddon
Ever since Fight Club became a cult classic film, the novels of Chuck Palahniuk have been in various states of development. The novels Invisible Monsters and Rant have been the ones most often named as being in development or optioned by studios, but only Clark Gregg's Choke has made it to the silver screen since the 1999 release of the David Fincher film. Now, Palahniuk's novel Lullaby will be made into a film and the author himself is involved. Palahniuk revealed last »
- Alex Maidy
The work of Chuck Palahniuk has seen two big screen adaptations ranging from David Fincher's wild Fight Club to Clark Gregg's dark sexual comedy Choke (yes, Agent Coulson from i directed that movie). And now the author's fifth novel, Lullaby, will get the feature film treatment, and this time it falls on the side of independent cinema. The Wrap reports Palahniuk has optioned the rights to his book to Andy Mingo and Josh Leake, with the former directing the film and co-writing the script with the author himself while the latter will produce the film. The plan is to start shooting in Oregon or Louisiana early next year. Read on! This will truly be in indie film with a passionate filmmaker as Mingo teaches digital filmmaking at Oregon’s Clackamas Community College. In addition, he's also lectured at the Paris-Sorbonne University regarding the process of adapting Palahniuk’s fiction for the screen. »
- Ethan Anderton
Only two feature films have been produced based on novels by Chuck Palahniuk. One, Fight Club, was a studio production. The other, Choke, was an indie affair, directed by Clark Gregg, now much better known as Marvel’s Agent Coulson. There have been other options sold, and other development attempts, but for the moment that set […]
- Russ Fischer
Adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s work for the screen has always been a tricky proposition, though some have managed it to varying degrees of success and tough box office results, as with David Fincher’s Fight Club or Clark Gregg’s Choke. Now the author himself is involved with filmmakers Andy Mingo and Josh Leake to bring Lullaby to life. First published in 2002, the book saw Palahniuk channelling his feelings about his father’s murder into a tome following Carl Streator, a newspaper reporter who is sent to write about a series of cases of sudden infant death syndrome after his own child died. He discovers that children – and some adults – are dying after hearing an African chant considered a “culling song” that has made its way into a book of poems. Streator memorises the poem, and begins using it to kill people, while also realising its terrible power, starting a »
Fans of author Chuck Palahniuk do not have too many cinematic adaptations of his books to enjoy. We have Fight Club from David Fincher which has become a modern classic as well as Clark Gregg's Choke. With a dozen other novels teased as potential films for years now, we can turn our attention to the sequel to Fight Club which will soon be available in comic book format. The kind folks over at Playboy have found the time in between naked photo shoots to publish the occasional piece »
- Alex Maidy
6 items from 2015
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