As you can see, I'm making up for a lot of backlogged News updates today. Hopefully you're getting a thrill out of this much news in one day.
This one's a specialty though. Warren Etheridge, of The Warren Report, had the pleasure of interviewing Chuck, as he came through Seattle this year promoting 'Snuff'.
Rounding out Premiere magazines awesome coverage of the CHOKE movie last month, Jenni Miller had one more feature to send our way. It's a short video that you all may dig, of the red carpet premiere event in New York.
Premiere red carpet reporter Shira Levine was at the NYC premiere of Choke at East Village's Sunshine Theater to quiz director/actor Clark Gregg, star Sam Rockwell, naughty milkmaid Bijou Philips, and author Chuck Palahniuk about their new movie. Watch this video to find out how Sam Rockwell researched his role, what Clark Gregg's safe word is, and why Michael J. Fox was glad they left the kids at home.
Chuck Palahniuk's next book will be "Pygmy". It's not due in stores until May 5, 2009. But you can pre-order it today on Amazon.
Pre-Order "Pygmy" On Amazon Today!
For those that don't know, here is summary of "Pygmy", right from Chuck:
I've just finished the first draft of a novel called "Pygmy," a dark comedy about terrorism and racism. The lead character is a 13-year-old foreign exchange student sent to live with a suburban, white, middle-class family. Oh, and they're Christians. The visit is for six months, and he's one of a dozen similar kids, all shipped to America to live with typical families.
The secret truth is that Pygmy is a terrorist, trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry and radical hatred of the United States. He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair. If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition -- where the project will explode, killing millions.
So far, Gerry Howard says it's the best book I've done. Fingers crossed for luck.
Chuck's new novel "Pygmy" is now being typeset. This means we have to get Chuck the winning contestant's name of the Choke Movie Contest, so he can include it as a character in the book. So consider this a last call for submissions.
If you participated in last weekend's contest and have pictures of you and friends holding you CHOKE movie ticket stubs, send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm going to allow the weekend for people to send in photos. But the photos must be from last weekend. On Monday, the person who submits photos with the most people will win.
Apologies for posting this one late, but Chuck has something special for you today that I think you're all going to agree was worth the wait. For years now, fans have loved and coveted these essays Chuck provides the site, on how to improve your writing. But there's one aspect of his lessons that people have wished for the most:For the next three essays I'll be presenting three drafts of a short story I'm writing for a Dark Delicacies anthology. Folks have been asking for this kind of in-progress demonstration. The first draft will be a day or two past Oct. 1st, but each draft will describe my process and choices -- and the finished, polished version will be out in the actual book.