Lullaby movie

An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s Lullaby has been in the works for years, and today it’s finally taking a big step forward. Palahniuk, director Andy Mingo, and producer Josh Leake have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, which will mark Palahniuk’s first-ever screenwriting credit. Lullaby, published in 2002, concerns a “culling song” that deals a painless death to anyone it’s recited or even thought at. Watch the pitch for the Lullaby movie Kickstarter campaign below. 

The Lullaby movie Kickstarter campaign kicked off yesterday, with a goal of $250,000. Which is a pretty tiny budget (Fight Club, the page points out, had $63 million to work with), but the filmmakers seem confident they can make it happen: “Both director Andy Mingo and producer Josh Leake have enough talented friends, family and colleagues that at this amount, the film can be made on a bootstrap budget.” Though of course, we can’t imagine they’ll turn down more if they can get it.

As is typical for Kickstarter campaigns, different levels of contributions come with different prizes. The $25 tier seems like a pretty good deal, since it comes with a digital download of the movie; $40 makes you a “virtual producer.” $65 gets you a framable art print, for all you poster junkies out there. Or just run with it and toss in a full $25,000 to get a set visit, premiere tickets, and much more.

Hollywood loves Palahniuk and seems to jump at any opportunity to option his works, but to date only two full-length feature adaptations have been produced: Clark Gregg’s Choke and David Fincher’s Fight Club. Palahniuk will be a little bit more involved in the Lullaby movie, as for the first time ever, he’s co-writing the screenplay with Mingo. Lullaby is a personal story for Palahniuk, as it was written as a reaction to the trial of his father’s murderer.

To find out more, or to help chip in, head over to the Lullaby movie Kickstarter page. 

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