Must Watch: Trailer for Chuck Palahniuk's Choke!
The first trailer for the brilliant and hilarious adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke has debuted! I must say, this trailer is frickin' rad. Not only it is an awesome introduction to a movie many I'm sure will eventually come to love, but SlashFilm's Mel Valentin is even quoted! Fox Searchlight has really got their shit together. They are, hands down, the best independent movie studio in the world. I know this type of humor isn't for everyone, but I'm already expecting this film to become as big of a hit as Juno last year. The music is rad, the concept and design is great (with the purple text, also seen on the new poster), and overall this is just a perfect trailer for Choke. If you're not completely sold on this movie by the end of this trailer, then hell, you probably wouldn't have gone to see it anyway!
If you're curious, you can actually find Mel's review on SlashFilm. In addition to his, both Ken and I reviewed the film. You can read my 7.5 out of 10 review from Sundance as well as Ken's 7.5 out of 10 review from SXSW. And in case anyone is wondering, yes, there is lots and lots of sex in this movie. Anyone want to go see Choke now after watching this trailer?
Watch the first trailer for Chuck Palahniuk's Choke:
You can also watch the Choke teaser trailer in High Definition on MTV
Victor Mancini (Sam Rockwell), a sex-addicted med-school dropout, who keeps his increasingly deranged mother, Ida (Anjelica Huston), in an expensive private medical hospital by working days as a historical reenactor at a Colonial Williamsburg theme park. At night Victor runs a scam by deliberately choking in upscale restaurants to form parasitic relationships with the wealthy patrons who "save" him. When, in a rare lucid movement, Ida reveals that she has withheld the shocking truth of his father’s identity, Victor enlists the aid of his best friend, Denny (Brad William Henke) and his mother’s beautiful attending physician, Dr. Paige Marshall (Kelly Macdonald), to solve the mystery before the truth of his possibly divine parentage is lost forever. The film is adapted from the best-selling, critically acclaimed novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Choke is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker and actor Clark Gregg. The film is an adaption of Fight Club writer Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name. Choke premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was bought by Fox Searchlight for around $5 million. The film currently arrives in theaters starting on September 26th this year. The poster for the film is featured below.