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Kickstarter campaign launches for film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk is a difficult author to adapt for the screen. Following the success of Fight Club, studios were quick to snap up the rights to his other properties – including those of popular novels Invisible Monsters and Survivor. However, it wasn’t until 2008’s Choke, which starred Sam Rockwell, that we would see another one of his novels adapted – thankfully it was another winner, but unfortunately it flew by under the radar.

At the time of writing, a film adaptation of his 2008 novel Snuff is reportedly in development to be directed by Fabien Martorell. But now, another title is in the works to be brought to the screen. That’s right, Lullaby is currently in development, a collaboration with indie filmmakers Andy Mingo and Josh Leake, with Palahniuk himself penning a screenplay and serving as executive producer. Right now, they’re trying to raise funds for the project via a Kickstarter campaign.
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Chuck Palahniuk To Write Film Adaptation Of His Novel Lullaby

It looks like another Chuck Palahniuk novel is headed to the big screen, but this time the acclaimed author will be doing the adapting himself. According to Ain’t It Cool News, Palahniuk will co-write an adaptation of his 2002 novel Lullaby. This puts Palahniuk in a new club of authors-turned-screenwriters, as he joins scribes like Gillian Flynn and J.K. Rowling, who adapted their respective works Gone Girl and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for the silver screen.

An adaptation of Lullaby has been in the works for a few years now, and once had a director named Rolf Johansson attached. The last we heard about that particular attempt was six years ago though, so it’s safe to assume that that particular project has been dropped in favor of this new direction.

Lullaby may just be my favorite novel of Palahniuk’s, so I’m excited to hear that it’s getting adapted.
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Cast Announcement for ‘The App’

Rumpus Room Productions announced the cast and production of sci-fi horror movie “The App.”

It stars Sean Faris (“Pretty Little Liars”), Sarah Roemer (“Disturbia”), Frank Deal (“The Bourne Legacy”), James Saito (“Life Of Pi”), and Leslie Marshall (news personality and regular on “The O’Reilly Factor,” & “America Live”), “The App” will be directed by Dena Hysell (“The Paladins”) & Isak Borg and produced by Rumpus Room Productions, with thrilling special effects by genre master Brian Spears (“We Are What We Are”).

The story is described as Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” in the digital age as it merges the utopic scientific advancement intertwined with a brilliant mind’s descent into madness.

The script is written by Isak Borg (“The Factory”) and Golan Ramras (“Snuff”). It begins lensing in New York this week.

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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes casting announcements on multiple films, including Recovery, The App, and Dark, details on The Wobbling Dead, Repentance, and the 2014 TromaDance Film Festival, a review of Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives, a Q&A with Lindsey McKeon from Supernatural, and more:

Casting News for Recovery: “Kirby Bliss Blanton (The Green Inferno, Project X) and Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) have been cast in the upcoming thriller “Recovery”, starting production this summer. The film follows Blanton’s character on the night of her high school graduation after her iPhone is stolen and tracked down with a “find my iPhone” app to a house where the demented tenants plan on kidnapping her and making her part of the family. Alex Shaffer (Win Win) and James Landry Hébert (Two Step, Gangster Squad) are also on board to star.
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Former WWE Star John Morrison and American Horror Story Star Azura Skye Enter The Factory

No, we're not talking about the recently released John Cusack flick of the same name, though it couldn't possibly be worse, that's for sure. On tap for you cats right now is the first word on the latest spooker coming our way called The Factory.

From the Press Release

Rumpus Room Productions begins lensing on The Factory, the Golan Ramras (Snuff) script, with story by Isak Borg and Dena Hysell, in New York starting April 2, 2013.

Starring Azura Skye (Bandits), Bill Sage (Mysterious Skin), and John Hennigan (pictured; John Morrison/Johnny Nitro – WWE), The Factory will be directed by Dena Hysell (The Paladins) and produced by Hysell and Sirad Balducci (Gun Hill Road).

The Factory, inspired by true events, chronicles a group of people considering buying an old factory who get trapped inside trying to escape the demons from the factory's past.

“How is it possible that a century ago we
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Film Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Snuff’ Back Into Swing of Things

If it weren’t for Fight Club — and, yes, that’s one big “if” — it’d be hard to deny that Chuck Palahniuk and film don’t exactly mix. Discounting one other film — the slightly funny but, really, blander-than-you’d-hope Sam Rockwell-starrer, Choke — all other adaptations have sputtered out before things could actually get going. Francis Lawrence had Survivor, but the story proved too alienating for audiences; Invisible Monsters has been optioned, but we have no idea where that’s gone in about a year; and a cast was even assembled for Snuff, but… you get the idea.

Yet there is hope for the lattermost, as Variety says Immortal Transmedia — who were, most prolifically, involved with Kick-Ass and Harmony Korine‘s Mister Lonely — Aperture Entertainment, and co-writer Golan Ramras are all producing a revived version of the film. Variety doesn’t mention Tom Sizemore or Thora Birch as “returning” stars,
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Chuck Palahniuk’s Snuff to Get Film Adaptation

Like Fight Club and Choke, it looks as though Chuck Palahniuk’s 2011 novel, Snuff, will be getting film treatment. According to Cinemablend, the project has just found financing and will continue along the road to production. Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O’Toole of Kick-Ass production fame will back the film. Golan Ramras and Fabien Martorell (who is also set to direct Snuff) wrote the script....
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Adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff Finds Financing

David Fincher's unhinged and inspired adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's mind-bending novel Fight Club thrust the transgressive author onto the world's main stage. Since then, he's continued churning out books that center on outsiders and offer troubling insights into modern America as well as some passages so grisly they've caused people to pass out at public readings. With this kind of gritty cool impact, Palahniuk's other works have often been rumored to be on their way to movie adaptations of their own, yet only Choke, adapted and directed by The Avenger's Clark Gregg, has made it to production. But now, Variety reports an adaptation of Palahniuk's porn-centric novel Snuff has found financing. Jeane Pierre Magro and Dean O'Toole of Immortal Transmedia, who've produced Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass and Harmony Korine's Mister Lonely, will back the film which will center on three men in a line of 600 who are
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Fabien Martorell's 'Snuff' adaptation moving forward

Fabien Martorell's Snuff adaptation is moving forward after receiving funding from Immortal Transmedia. The Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman writer will bring Chuck Palahniuk's novel to the big screen based on a script he penned with Golan Ramras, Variety reports. Snuff follows a porn star named Cassie Wright who is on a mission to break the world record for serial fornication on camera by having sex with 600 men. The story is told from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137 and Mr. 600 as they wait in line. Daryl Hannah has been linked with the lead role of Wright, with (more)
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Financing Arrives For Adaptation Of Chuck Palahniuk's 'Snuff'; Rudolph Nureyev Biopic Based On 'Dancer' On The Way

While "Fight Club" will probably always be the high bar never to be reached again for adaptations of Chuck Palahniuk's work on the big screen, filmmakers will keep trying. "Choke" came and went and was mostly a disappointment, but "Snuff" should be an interesting gamble. The author's book about an aging porn star who decides to cap off her career by having sex with 600 men in one day, with the story told through the eyes of three men who are lining up to do the deed with her, should be challenging to say the least. And while we never thought financing would come through for a project that presumably has a very niche appeal, money is coming.

Immortal Transmedia, and producers Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O'Toole ("Kick-Ass," "Mister Lonely") are fronting the cash for the movie that will be written and directed by French filmmaker Fabien Martorell whose
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Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff is Coming to the Screen

French helmer Fabien Martorell is set to adapt and direct Snuff written by NY Times Best seller/cult sensation Chuck Palahniuk.

Martorell will direct the script that he co-wrote with Golan Ramras. Producers Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O’Toole will finance and produce through their London-based Immortal Transmedia along with Ramras, Martorell and Aperture Entertainment's Adam Goldworm.

Snuff is described as "an R-rated story of love and redemption set in the green room of the world's biggest gang bang; porn priestess Cassie Wright intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication on camera with 600 men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera and are each connected to Cassie in strange ways. Like in all of Palahniuk's twisted tales, nobody is who they seem to be and things are going to get worse before they get better.
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Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff Moving Forward

It's been some time since there was last an update on the feature film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Snuff , but today it has been revealed that Fabien Martorell ( Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman) is attached to helm. Martorell will direct the script that he co-wrote with Golan Ramras. Producers Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O.Toole will finance and produce through their London-based Immortal Transmedia along with Ramras, Martorell and Aperture Entertainment's Adam Goldworm. Snuff is an R-rated story of love and redemption set in the green room of the world's biggest gang bang; porn priestess Cassie Wright intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication on camera with 600 men. Snuff unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr....
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Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters Gets a Director

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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Chuck Palahniuk's 'Invisible Monsters' Adaptation Now Has a Director

There's almost always a Chuck Palahniuk adaptation in the works somewhere at some point, with the most recent being Snuff getting cast. But now IFC.com is reporting that there's a big update on an upcoming adaptation of Invisible Monsters, specifically that the project has finally found a director named Samir Rehem. He's a Canadian director mostly known for Made... The Movie and work on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and MTV's "Skins", so let's hope he steps up his game. The challenge is in adapting, because it's about Shannon, an ex-model who is missing her lower jaw, and her transsexual friend. Bring it on, Rehem! IFC reports that this update came straight from the producer on Invisible Monsters, named Cameron MacLaren, whose choice of director, they imply, was a hint at the direction they're going. "Fresh-faced high-schoolers they are not, but the characters of Invisible Monsters could benefit from the
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Director Hired For Film Adaptation Of Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Invisible Monsters’

Despite having written many stories that seem to lend themselves to films, Chuck Palahniuk has only had two of his novels successfully adapted to the medium. The first of those is easily the most famous, that being David Fincher‘s Fight Club. Widely regarded as one of the best films of the 90s, it’s lived on to today through its smart script, but particularly Brad Pitt‘s iconic portrayal of Tyler Durden. (Who, ironically enough, is the cause of so, so many people misunderstanding the entire work.)

The other is Choke, directed by character actor Clark Gregg. Even though it boasts a fun performance from Sam Rockwell, it’s a mostly forgettable sex comedy, although at least has some nice moments throughout. Other takes on the guy’s material have been attempted, with a cast already having been assembled for Snuff, but how that can be properly told in
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"Reaper," "Knight," "Snuff," Talk Shot Down

Several recent stories, two of which are based on quotes from filmmakers, have been shot down it seems.

Yesterday "I Am Number Four" director DJ Caruso told The Playlist about his planned adaptation of the novel "Beat the Reaper" with Fox and Appian Way and hoped Leonardo DiCaprio would appear in the film. /Film now reports that "there is no directorial or development deal in place... for now that one isn’t happening. It could…but not yet."

Talk emerged yesterday at Comic Book Movie that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" was that of Alberto Falcone, aka Holiday. Turns out that site jumped the gun, taking a speculative tweet from an IGN writer out of context, Cbm has since pulled the article (thanks to Batman on Film for help on that one).

Finally comes "Snuff", the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. Director Fabien Martorell
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Anti-Casting Update: ‘Snuff,’ ‘Beat the Reaper’ and ‘Cosmopolis’

There's been a lot of jumping the gun lately when it comes to casting announcements, and, surprisingly, most of it has been from directors and producers rather than press. So here's an attempt to quickly set the story straight on several diverse projects: David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Snuff, and Beat the Reaper. First up is Cosmopolis. Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard were originally attached, but he left to do Total Recall (replaced with Robert Pattinson) and she left to have a baby. There was word that Keira Knightley might be the new lead actress, bolstered by the fact that the French financing company put her name in a cast list on their website. (Doesn't hurt that Ms. Knightley is also in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, now in post-production.) But whatever was happening there is no longer happening, as Up and Comers
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Daryl Hannah Not Doing 'Snuff' Film

Daryl Hannah Not Doing 'Snuff' Film
Daryl Hannah is upset that an explosion of web reports have her starring as an aging porn star who tries to break a record by having sex with 600 men in a single day. The reports say she will star in Snuff, a Fabien Martorell adaptation a novel by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk. According to her reps, Hannah has never heard of the project; an outspoken advocate who speaks out against the sex trafficking of children, she is embarrassed by this and has no plans to take part, I'm told.
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Daryl Hannah, Tom Sizemore & Thora Birch Sign For “Snuff” Movie

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Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, is having another of his stories, Snuff, adapted for the screen. Fabien Martorell is set to direct this story of a porn star (Cassie Wright) who decides to film a 600-person strong gang bang before retiring. Daryl Hannah, who was plucked from relative obscurity by Tarantino for Kill Bill before retreating once again into the wilderness, will play Cassie Wright.

The story is told from the point of view of three of the men in line to participate in Cassie’s swan-song, each of whom are identified only by their numbers, Mr 72, Mr 137 and Mr 600. Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, True Romance) has been cast as Mr 600, being the man who first introduced Cassie to the adult entertainment industry. He in turn introduces us to each of the others waiting in line. There is no news yet on who will play
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News Bits: Iron Man 3, X-Men First Class, Wrath of the Titans, Casting Orgies, and more!

Sometimes in this wondrous world of film that we live in here at Tmp, we get tons of movie news.  While this is always a good thing, sometimes it's a bunch of small bits that you can't really devote an entire article about.  So, rather than deprive you guys of that news, I've decided to lump them all together in a new 'News Bits' series on the site.

*The full X-Men: First Class logo has been revealed (which is just a zoomed out version of the poster) and the announcement came down that the trailer will be released today.

*Second X-Men goodie is a new still from the film, highlighting Magneto.

*Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) looks like he is the current frontrunner to direct Iron Man 3.

*Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to last years' Clash of the Titans remake, has bumped up it's release date to March
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