In what they're already calling the best sale of the festival, Fox Searchlight as of 5am this morning, has bought Clark Gregg's adaptation of Choke for a reported $5 million! The film had its world premiere last night at the Racquet Club Theatre, and Chuck Palahniuk was in...more
Here is our second review out of Sundance for Choke. I'll post more of these in this News article as they come.
This comes from my man Andrew Greenblatt, who sent us those Blackberry pictures earlier tonight. Here's another, clearer picture from him, along with his...more
Tonight's the night, folks. It's been eight years since Fight Club graced our screens and started a cult following that had a big influence on the history of this website. And now, tonight, in Park City, Utah, Clark Greg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's fourth novel...more
Check out an interview with Choke director Clark Greg. This is part of The Sundance Channel's 'Meet The Filmmakers' series.
I've been wanting to post these for the past few days, but with the site slowness, I held off. But they're so damn good, I couldn't resist anymore. Click the below image to see more stills from Choke.
I'll say no more. The pictures spead for themselves. ...more
Information about the official soundtrack for Choke is up at The Playlist blog. Here are just some of the bands featured: Radiohead, The Fiery Furnaces, Rogue Wave, Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah!
This news makes me happy. I love almost every band on this soundtrack. ...more
ATTENTION: The site speed is back. In full effect. And it may even be getting faster yet. Also, you can now post new threads again. Sorry about that.
The day is finally here. The Cult 2008 comes alive! It started as a discussion between Kirk and I last Spring about...more
Test2. I've been trading emails back and forth with Chuck this week about various things. First he shot me an update on "Choke" and its status at The Sundance Film Festival this year:Hello Dennis -- Turns out that "Choke" will get five showings at Sundance. The 21th through the 25th in...more
Attention Writers: Chuck Palahniuk will be teaching the final week at the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Here is some information about the workshop from their official site:Clarion West is an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional... more
I really fought posting about this. You see, in my many years running this site, I've seen this sort of thing happen over and over again. A director (Francis Lawrence) has a new movie coming out (I Am Legend), and so the press machine kicks in. During that...more
The boys over at Twitch got the first still of Sam Rockwell in Choke! With the announcement that Choke will be debuting at The Sundance Film Festival last week, you can bet we'll be seeing many more screenshots popping in soon. Can't wait!
I actually knew about this last week, via an email from Chuck, but I wasn't sure I should post about it just yet. But seeing as how the news hit the internet yesterday about the 2008 Sundance Film Festival line-up, I figure you should all know. Here's the direct quote from Chuck:... more
Well, in the wee hours of the night, when I wasn't looking, the pre-order page for Chuck's next book Snuff made it's way onto Amazon.com. It's slated to be released on May 20th, 2008. As always though, this information could change. Though I doubt it will.
Another author has broken onto the scene from the midst of Monday night workshops with none other than Chuck Palahniuk. First it was Monica Drake. Now comes Chelsea Cain, whose debut novel Heartsick is a dark thriller about a detective tracking a serial killer whose...more
This may be nothing, but Invisible Monsters popped up on the IMDB last week here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756666/. This project has long been in development with newcomer Jesse Peyronel behind the helm as writer and director. Jesse had a lot of success with a short...more
Some of those articles we saw appear online and on The Cult yesterday already mentioned this, but I have an inside scoop about the shooting of 'Choke' that began last week from someone who was actually there and witnessed it all.From Angry Ritch (on MySpace):The filming of Choke has...more
From WCCO.comGirl Seriously Injured After Sitting On Pool Drain (AP) Minneapolis A 6-year-old Edina, Minn. girl is hospitalized after a horrific accident at a swimming pool. Abigail Taylor was severely injured Tuesday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the...more
So I received some 'insider details' finally on the 'Choke' production from an anonymous source. This is big news, as it lists all the main players for the lead cast. Drum roll.... Victor - Sam Rockwell Ida - Angelica Huston Paige - Kelly MacDonald Denny - Brad Henke Two of these casting...more
This is a big one. Chuck emailed me a few days ago to give me the exclusive news that Choke is going into production on June 18th! Sam Rockwell is set to star, and first-timer Clark Gregg will be directing. A little history on Gregg: He wrote the Robert Zemeckis thriller...more