Chuck Palahniuk's 'Invisible Monsters' Adaptation Now Has a Director
There's almost always a Chuck Palahniuk adaptation in the works somewhere at some point, with the most recent being Snuff getting cast. But now IFC.com is reporting that there's a big update on an upcoming adaptation of Invisible Monsters, specifically that the project has finally found a director named Samir Rehem. He's a Canadian director mostly known for Made… The Movie and work on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and MTV's "Skins", so let's hope he steps up his game. The challenge is in adapting, because it's about Shannon, an ex-model who is missing her lower jaw, and her transsexual friend. Bring it on, Rehem!
IFC reports that this update came straight from the producer on Invisible Monsters, named Cameron MacLaren, whose choice of director, they imply, was a hint at the direction they're going. "Fresh-faced high-schoolers they are not, but the characters of Invisible Monsters could benefit from the grounded style Rehem made use of on both 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' and 'Skins.'" The story follows Shannon and road trip they embark upon that goes to all kinds of wild places. I'm intrigued to see this made, I hope it actually comes together and I'd love to see it pop up at a festival one day. For now we'll have to still hold our breath that this will actually happen, as you never know. We're not even sure if Snuff has even been shot yet.