Chuck Palahniuk is up there on the pantheon on my favorite writers. He sits alongside Vonnegut, Gibson, Diaz and Ellis, forming some sort of supergroup. Invisible Monsters is my favorite book by him. The news that they’re finally moving ahead with an adaptation of it has got me suffering a bit of the ball sack tightening.
Chuck Palahniuk‘s novel Invisible Monsters has been optioned off and on since 2001, with multiple writers taking a crack at a script, and multiple producers trying to get together a cast and financing. Nothing has worked out, but in 2008 Cameron MacLaren started looking into the option. In March 2010 he managed to secure the rights to the novel, which tells a tale of “a disfigured ex-fashion model, a pill-popping drama queen and a sexually confused vice operative who embark on a road trip fueled by a radical new form of self-discovery as a means to reinvent themselves.”
Now there is a director for the project: TV director Samir Rehem, who has credits on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Skins.
The news was announced by the producer, who says he’s been working for “the last twenty months” on the script, taking notes from Chuck Palahniuk on ways to both remain faithful to the novel and ” how it could differ in order to stylize it for a visual medium.”
I feel awkward resenting the fact that this adaptation may come to light. Why it’s an adaptation of one of Chuck’s books that gave birth to what may be my favorite movie of all time. I know, so cliche to call Fight Club a favorite movie. Whatevs! Still though I worry about seeing my binky thrown onto the big screen, concerned it may be done poorly. And I’ll be honest, I have no idea who the fuck Samir Rehem is nor have I seen any of their work.