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Chuck Palahniuk’s Salacious ‘Snuff’ to Become Racy TV Series

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Salacious ‘Snuff’ to Become Racy TV Series

The novels of Chuck Palahniuk have been praised for their visceral tales, yet only two — the cult classic “Fight Club” and the darkly comedic “Rant” — have been adapted for the screen. However, that’s about to change.

While talking with Palahniuk about the completion of his 10-issue comic series “Fight Club 2,” SPINOFF discovered a new and surprising adaptation that should have fans giddy with anticipation.

“‘Snuff’ has been in development for a while,” Palahniuk revealed. “They just got financing from StudioCanal for producing it as a television series. So they’re producing a season’s worth of episodes for a series based on ‘Snuff.'”

The provocatively titled novel centers on a suitably salacious event: Longtime porn legend Cassie Wright is retiring with a bang, or 600. To cap off her career, she’s having marathon-style sex with 600 different men, one after another. The book explores the stories that led three of these would-be bedmates (Mr. 600, Mr. 72, Mr. 137) and Cassie’s personal assistant Sheila to this historical sexcapade.

Photo by Allan Amato

 

A movie adaptation of “Snuff” was said to be in the works in 2012, but that never came to fruition. However, a TV series would better allow a thorough exploration of the novel’s interweaving stories and taboo topics, which include sex work, incest, mutilation and self-destruction. But what network would air such racy material?

Palahniuk declined to say, but he did give a bit of an update on James Franco’s proposed adaptation of “Rant,” saying, “They still have the option. I talked to the screenwriter. I talked to Franco over the phone. But I haven’t heard anything in months. So my fingers are still crossed.”

Meanwhile, “Fight Club” director David Fincher is working on a “Fight Club” rock opera with the help of Julie Taymor (“The Lion King, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”), and possibly Oscar-winning musician Trent Reznor.

Palahniuk, meanwhile, is hammering out “Fight Club 3,” a 12-issue comic that will continue the anarchic adventures of Tyler Durden.

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