Chuck your cash at Fight Club author’s Kickstarter campaign

The first two rules of Fight Club were to not talk about Fight Club, but if you’d like to see Lullaby make it to the big screen, the first thing to do is donate to Chuck Palahniuk’s Kickstarter campaign to make a low-budget movie based on his 2002 novel.

The cult American author’s campaign hit its $250,000 goal yesterday (June 4) and currently stands at over $260,000 – so it looks like it’s going to happen.

Washington-born Palahniuk says he will co-write the screenplay with director Andy Mingo. Josh Leake will produce.

“The support has been very gratifying,” Palahniuk told Variety. “I’m planning to go to locations to watch it get shot but I really want it to be Andy’s movie, too. He’s the one who’s really making this happen.”

Writing in the Kickstarter campaign, Leake says 54-year-old Palahniuk “doesn’t write for mainstream audiences” and that “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,” he continues. “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.”

During an interview with IndieWire, Palahniuk said that Lullaby is his most conventional book – and one that he originally thought would be made into a television series. “We had a lot of interest from TV people, but Andy kind of swooped in and grabbed the rights before they did,” he said.

Lullaby centres on Carl Streator, a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died.