Fight Club creator Chuck Palahniuk crowdfunding magical horror film Lullaby

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May 23, 2016

Chuck Palahniuk writes some awesome stuff, but they’re not always the easiest properties to adapt for film (see: Fight Club, which turned out great, but certainly wasn’t easy to make). So the author is turning to crowdfunding to get his next project off the ground.

Palahniuk has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a film adaptation of his 2002 novel Lullaby,  which tells the story of a man who accidentally develops the ability to kill anyone just by thinking about an African chant. The narrative is framed around a newspaper reporter who discovers the power of the chant while investigating a story about several children who die suddenly. Turns out, the “culling song” is to blame.

The award-winning book was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel back in 2002, but it’s not exactly the easiest story to bring from page to screen (Palahniuk co-wrote the script, so that should help). The author is well on his way to raising $250,000 to make it happen, though, but the producers hope to generate as much as $1 million to do it up right. They’re already over $130,000, with 25 days still to go. So they should certainly break the $250,000 minimum and then some.

Assuming everything goes as planned, the team hopes to release the film in late 2017 or early 2018.


(Via The Verge)

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