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Five Chuck Palahniuk Books That Should Be Turned into Movies

Since Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club was made into one of the most controversial and most talked about films of the late '90s, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, every work since has been bandied about as a possible film in one way or another.

Producers wait with bated breath for the galleys to see if they could replicate the backdoor success of Fight Club, which has grown to become a sort of 21st century Clockwork Orange for some. Feature film rights to Palahniuk properties became hot commodities.

The last Palahniuk to make it onto the big screen was 2001's Choke, which was made with Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston in 2008.

According to IMDb Pro, there are four Palahniuk books in development in Hollywood, including Invisible Monsters, Snuff, Rant and Survivor. Plenty of movies, though, languish in development hell, right, Jim Carrey?

Snuff was rumored to star Daryl Hannah as Cassie Wright, a retiring porn actress, but Hannah denied climbing on board due to the novel's ties to sex trafficking.

Palahniuk, who turned 50 years old Tuesday, has never been one to balk at his books being made into films. Some novelists fight adaptations at every turn, or blackball the final product. He had a small cameo in Choke, and he applauded Fight Club director David Fincher for even attempting to make some of his more base imagery in that novel come to life.

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Craig Hlavaty
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