‘Fight Club’ author seeks crowdfunding for new film

Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) “Fight Club” novelist Chuck Palahniuk has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to make a low-budget movie based on his 2002 novel “Lullaby”.

The 30-day campaign on popular online funding platform Kickstarter aims to raise $250,000 to fund production, reports variety.com.

Palahniuk will co-write the screenplay with director Andy Mingo as well serve as executive producer, while Josh Leake is producing the film.

“Lullaby” centers on an ageing reporter whose family mysteriously died years earlier. Palahniuk wrote the novel during the trial of a man who was convicted of murdering his father.

“This project is also important to Chuck,” the campaign page said.

“He began writing ‘Lullaby’ during the trial of his father’s murderer in 1999. The prosecutor came to Chuck and asked him if he wanted to advocate for the death penalty. This idea spawned the culling song, or the power of the word to cast a spell, and the story of ‘Lullaby’ was created,” it continued.

Premiums include $30 for the donor’s name in the credits, $45 for a T-shirt, $5,000 to be a featured extra in the film and $15,000 to advertise the donor’s business in the film.

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