Must Watch: Trailer for Chuck Palahniuk's Choke!

May 27, 2008
Source: MTV

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:

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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.

Choke Poster

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Oh that's hilarious! Can't wait. Sam Rockwell is enough to get me to go see a film. Throw in Chuck P's story and I'm sold.

joey on May 27, 2008


HAHAHA Can't wait. Great cast. Now to just wait through the summer of craptacular sequels till Sept.

Scorpio on May 27, 2008


So am I!

Zerge on May 27, 2008


HA! Can't wait.

Djo on May 27, 2008


all i can say is this is going to a laugh out loud!

Curtis on May 27, 2008


Funny; I cant believe that was Anjelica Houston though!!!!!!!

Ryan on May 27, 2008


hahahaha goto check this out.

Darrin on May 27, 2008


I'm gonna watch this one till it ends!

DCompose on May 27, 2008


Amazing, can't wait. Has anyone read his new one, "Snuff". Also amazing in a uniquely Palahniuk way. Highly recommended.

Nthngmn on May 27, 2008


Really? The only funny bit was the punchline at the end.

Matt on May 27, 2008


Clap your hands say yeah!

Stumm on May 28, 2008


definite must see rockwell is such an underrated actor

ANTHONY on May 28, 2008


rockwell was great in matchstick men

ANTHONY on May 28, 2008


The book was amazing. By the looks of it the director went along the lines of the books which means i'm going to spend $10 and not regret it.

Eric on May 28, 2008


preview wasnt funny, but the book kicked my ass. will definitely see this one.

mike on May 28, 2008


ugh i hated the book.hated it.

twispious on May 29, 2008


What is the music in this trailer?

nha on May 29, 2008


One of the songs was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's 'Satan Said Dance' I personally feel like the movie looks a lot more boring than it should. I, in no way, want to see this. (Second song Ben Kweller The Rules)

SylvainMustach on May 29, 2008


Auther of Fight Club.....people who dont even know who Chuck P is will go see it because of that. Love Sam Rockwell, Connfessions of a Dangorus Mind is one of my Favorite Moives.

Ripper on May 31, 2008


Read this book on a plane years ago... thought of Sam for the lead immediately... happy that it's all coming together. This trailer seems really upbeat and the comedy seems pretty clean... the book was a lot more dark and twisted, I hope this is just a bad trailer.

Andrew on Jun 3, 2008


this looks a) terribly cast - Denny is describes at skinny, that he cant even fill out a shirt b) its too bright for the movie and just didnt seem like its portraying the book well c) just looks bad, whereas the book is good - read the book

Kate on Jun 11, 2008



Jenny on Jun 18, 2008


twispious is such a b**tch (comment #16). i met him in person at a book signing and he wanted me to sign about 30 books (for him and some friends(riiiggght)). I told him no and he actually cried. So twispious, I know you loved me and i was a little hard on you but you have to let this go bud. You're the odd man out in this forum. And to the rest of you, thanks for the support. p.s. (twispious-go suck a d**k) -Chuck

Chuck Palahniuk on Jul 26, 2008

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