Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Chuck Palahniuk is my favorite author. You can probably tell by the extensive coverage I’ve given the various movie adaptations in development. Most of you will know Chuck as the author of Fight Club. Invisible Monsters was published after that success in 1999.
Following the success of Swimming Out to Holly, a short film that played at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, newcomer Jesse Peyronel was able to get the attention of Chuck with a screenplay adaptation of Invisible Monsters. Chuck optioned the project to Jesse for one year, but the money never came together despite a major Hollywood rumor that Jessica Biel was interested in starring in the feature film adaptation. Jesse persisted and was able to re-option the property, which unfortunately hasn’t been heard from since… until this week. IMDB has finally added the project to the database, fueling rumors that the Choke movie adaptation starring Sam Rockwell (which is currently filming) has ignited new interest in the project. We don’t know much more than that at this time.
Invisible Monsters follows the story of Daisy St. Patience, a beautiful young fashion model who became the victim of an accident that left her disfigured and unable to speak. During her stay in the hospital, Brandy Alexander encourages Daisy to use her tragedy to completely change the way she lives her life. Daisy hits the road with Brandy and her two-timing ex-boyfriend in search for a brand-new past, present and future. And of course, there is a lot of the dark humor and twisted reveals that you would expect from Palahniuk.
Let’s hope someone in Hollywood has given this project the fast track. I should hopefully have more word on the current status of this project by mid-week.