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The Cult 2008 Launches!

The Cult Launches - 2008ATTENTION:  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 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:

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News From Chuck About Choke at Sundance & Survivor Movie

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 different venues.

There's more to that email that I can't show you yet. ::evil grin::

Next, I asked Chuck about Francis Lawrence's (director of I Am Legend) recent quote about Survivor being his next project:

It's been a long while since I heard their statement of 'Survivor' as next-in-line. But they did recently re-buy the option for a new period of time.

The recent purchase Chuck talks about was a few months ago I believe. Which would definitely seem to back Lawrence's quote and intent. Hmm, looks like we could have a go-er here after all.

Time will tell.

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First Image Of Sam Rockwell In Choke

Sam Rockwell in Chuck Palahniuk's Choke.

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!

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Choke Gets Into Sundance 2008!

Choke by Chuck PalahniukI 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:

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Pre-Order Snuff, Chuck's Upcoming Novel!

Snuff by Chuck PalahniukWell, 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 It's slated to be released on May 20th, 2008. As always though, this information could change.

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Chelsea Cain Interviewed by Chuck Palahniuk

Heartsick by Chelsea CainAnother 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 snatching teenage girls up off the streets of Portland. Check out Chuck's praise for the book:

"With Gretchen Lowell, Chelsea Cain gives us the most compelling, most original serial killer since Hannibal Lecter." - Chuck Palahniuk

Chelsea's publishers were nice enough to send us some hardcovers of the book. And in just reading the first page, it's safe to say I'm already hooked. But wait, it gets better. Chuck and Chelsea shared a sort of interview/discussion about writing. The full piece can be found on the audio book of 'Heartsick'.

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Invisible Monsters Movie Announced?

Invisible Monsters by Chuck PalahniukThis may be nothing, but Invisible Monsters popped up on the IMDB last week here: 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 film before impressing Chuck Palahniuk and his agent with his screenplay adaptation of Invisible Monsters. In fact, Chuck was so impressed that he fully endorsed Jesse's optioning of the project for one year to try and raise the money for it. It was during this year that all the rumors started. The one that stuck the most was that Jessica Biel would be starring as Shannon. Then Parker Posey's name began popping up too. And pretty soon, even Miramax Films had entered the mix. But when the year was up, and the option ran out, it seemed Monsters was no closer to a greenlight.