With less than two weeks until its Kickstarter comes to an end, Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby film adaptation project has successfully secured its initial $250,000 goal.
As previously reported, Oregon independent filmmaker, Josh Leake, and his team at Mindpollen Studios launched the Kickstarter initiative for the 2002 novel. Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, and is known for his other novels including Fight Club.
Lullaby is a horror-satire novel. It follows the life of Carl Streator, who is an over-the-hill reporter whose family mysteriously died years prior. While being assigned to investigate a series of infant deaths that were caused by SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), Streator discovered the killer of his own family was an ancient “culling song” (also known as an African chant) that was published as a lullaby. He memorizes the deadly lullaby unintentionally, but voluntarily becomes a serial killer. While attempting to destroy copies of the song, Streator discovers those he trusted to stop the deaths may also be involved.
Palahniuk notably began to write the novel during the trial of his father’s murderer in 1999. Chuck stated the prosecutor approached him and asked if he wished to advocate for the death penalty. This sparked the idea of the culling song, or what he believes, the power of the word to cast a spell.
Lullaby’s film shooting is scheduled to beginning later this year and Leake stated his team will have 27 days planned of principal photography, giving them plenty of time to edit and add visual FX through 2017. Andy Mingo, who is known for his work on the short film, Romance, will be the director while Josh will produce and the team is partnering with SAG AFTRA to include a casting staff that’s perfect for the film. It will premiere in late 2017 or beginning 2018 and release it publicly thereafter.
The campaign is set to close on June 17th.
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