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Chuck Palahniuk's first screenplay will adapt his own novel Lullaby

05.17.2016by: Brennan Klein
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Lullaby Chuck Palahniuk Andy Mingo

Author Chuck Palahniuk is no stranger to his works being adapted into films. His novel CHOKE have been adapted into a film, SNUFF is in development, and then obviously there's FIGHT CLUB, which is a modern classic if there ever was one. So it should come as no surprise that another work of his, LULLABY, is getting a film adaptation.

But here's the kicker. For the first time, Palahniuk will actually be in charge of the screenplay, co-writing the screenplay. Set to be directed by Andy Mingo, the film needs your help to get off the ground. Palahniuk has launched a Kickstarter to help raise $250,000, and the perks are both substantial and a little bit crazy (one of them includes your very own tattoo, if you want to rep LULLABY permanently). If you're interested, you can donate RIGHT HERE.

Here's the plot of the novel:

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an anthology that is sitting on the shelves of libraries across the country, waiting to be picked up by unsuspecting readers.

Reporter Carl Streator discovers the song’s lethal nature while researching Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and before he knows it, he’s reciting the poem to anyone who bothers him. As the body count rises, Streator glimpses the potential catastrophe if someone truly malicious finds out about the song. The only answer is to find and destroy every copy of the book in the country. Accompanied by a shady real-estate agent, her Wiccan assistant, and the assistant’s truly annoying ecoterrorist boyfriend, Streator begins a desperate cross-country quest to put the culling song to rest.

Palahniuk, who is also producing, plans to shoot LULLABY over 27 days in Oregon later this year.

Extra Tidbit: Would you donate to this Kickstarter?
Source: Kickstarter

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4:23PM on 05/17/2016

Snuff movie?

Holy shit! When did this happen and where can I find it?
Holy shit! When did this happen and where can I find it?
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