With Choke being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, things are really heating up with for director Clark Gregg.
Check out Clarg Gregg's interview with SlashFilm!
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 attendance as the film got a roaring applause.
Here's a quote from Alex Billington, a critic at one of my favorite movie sites, FirstShowing.net:
I caught the world premiere of Choke last night and certainly will confirm that it is one hell of a great film. It's no Fight Club, but it is a Chuck Palahniuk movie in its own right delivering a solid story with great comedy and a perfect performance by Sam Rockwell. It's not my own favorite movie of the fest, but I couldn't be happier seeing this get picked up by the best indie distributor out there. Fox Searchlight has put out some of the biggest indie hits - Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno - and now it's time for Choke! read 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 review: read 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 Choke, premieres to a sold out crowd. Chuck will be in attendance and will be doing a Q&A after the event. He emailed me the February Workshop Essay last night, along with this message: read 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. See them all here.
Thanks to Mike Klimek for alterting me to these. And props goes to Collinder.
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. Clarg Gregg seems to know exactly what he's doing with this adaptation.
Props to redandjohnny for linking this news story our way.
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 updating the website. And what began as possibly just a redesign, soon blew up into giving you all an entirely new user experience.
I think many of you were assuming you were going to login today (or last week, lol) and see the same site, but in a different color. Perhaps with a new header? Fuck no. We went to bat for you all and spent countless hours designing and building and tweaking until we turned this ChuckPalahniuk.net into what it deserves to be. We encourage you all to explore every nook and cranny of this new house.
But here are some of the highlighted features: read more »