Chuck Palahniuk's 'Invisible Monsters' Adaptation Now Has a Director

July 28, 2011

Invisible Monsters

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 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.

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She doesn't talk, but she is the narrator. I don't know about this ish. This is my favorite Chuck Palahniuk book. Cautiously waiting.

Brian on Jul 28, 2011


I love Chuck P. can't believe i've never heard of this sounds completely f'd up

Danimal on Jul 28, 2011


She's missing her lower jaw and her road trip friend is the transsexual..she's an ex beauty queen.

Dustin on Jul 28, 2011


My favourite one is "Lullaby", such a great book. Did he work on UK Skins or US?

Anonymous on Jul 28, 2011


The US one, MTV's Skins, he directed 4 episodes of it and 10 episodes of Degrassi.

Alex Billington on Jul 28, 2011


Invisible Monsters is a terrific book. Might be tough to execute satisfyingly as a film, for the obvious reasons. Someone want to tell me where the hell the film adaptation of Rant is? For pete's sake, it's easily one of Palahniuk's best, and might be the ripest for adaptation, in my opinion.

junk on Jul 28, 2011


Rant is without a doubt my favorite Palahniuk and I think would be an awesome movie. I've been saying this since I first read it

Archerdangerzone on Jul 29, 2011


I've been waiting for production on this to get underway for many years now when I first heard a rumor that Jessica Biel was taking the lead role.  My favorite  Palahniuk book.  I figured Snuff would get a movie easily, lots of sex and probably the most predictable story Chuck's done.  Junk: I'd love to see a Rant movie.  I had to re-read it twice.  It's pretty odd.  But you really got be a Chuck fan to dig it, I don't know if it has national appeal.

Big Russ on Jul 29, 2011

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