Fans of Chuck Palahniuk are in for a treat. The writer of “Fight Club” is developing a new film adaptation of his 2002 novel “Lullaby.”
Palahniuk will directly be involved with the project and have his first screenwriting endeavor co-writing the screenplay from his own book. Chuck will also serve as executive producer along with Andy Mingo directing.
The fictional book explores themes of murder and horror and was written during his father’s murder trial in real life when he was given the decision of whether or not to help the court pursue the death penalty.
To help this project become a reality, producer Josh Leake, Palahniuk and Mingo launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the film, which you can see by clicking here.
The team hopes to reach their goal of $250,000 with the help of fans and supporters. Once fully funded, they will start production immediately and plan to shoot at the end of the year in Oregon with hopes to premiere the film in late 2017 or early 2018.
Pledges start as low as $1 and go all the way up to $25,000 with incentives for every amount including being part of the film and hanging with the cast and crew.
“Chuck doesn’t write for mainstream audiences. His books challenge everything about mainstream audiences. His novel ‘Lullaby’ deploys necrophilia, gender-bending, and no-way-would-this-make-it-to-comfortable-TV satire. We want to make a movie that makes people feel uncomfortable enough to think original thoughts again, just like Chuck’s novels do. To do that we need your help through Kickstarter,” states the campaign’s letter to pledges.
Palahniuk and Mingo are currently working on the trailer for the “Fight Club 2” graphic novel release and previously worked on an adaptation on his short story “Romance.”
Check out the video that Team Lullaby created and be part of the film’s creation by clicking here.