To date, only two of Chuck Palahniuk's novels have made the feature film leap—"Fight Club" and "Choke." One is considered one of the most important films of the millennium and the other...isn't. Meanwhile, James Franco's literary adaptations to date ("The Sound And The Fury," "Child Of God," "As I Lay Dying") have been a mixed bag at best. So, what will happen with the two combine?
Well, we'll soon see, as Litreactor reports that Franco has snapped up the rights to Palahniuk's "Rant." It's all early days, and it's not clear if a studio is already involved, if Franco will direct or act or produce or all three, but the premise is pretty wild stuff, as you'd expect. Here's the Amazon synopsis:
Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life.
Thoughts? In Franco we trust or should he hand if off to someone else to direct and stay behind-the-scenes? Let us know below.