Chuck Palahniuk will have another adaptation under his belt as his popular novel “Snuff” has been optioned for the silver screen. Fabien Martorell (Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman) will direct the feature film adaptation of the novel. Martorell also co-wrote the script for the project with Golan Ramras.
Producers Jean Pierre Magro and Dean O’Toole will finance and produce through their London-based company Immortal Transmedia along with Ramras, Martorell and Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm.
Snuff tells the story of three men waiting in line to be three of 600 men having sex with nearly washed-up porn star Cassie Wright in a single day.
The adult film actress is attempting to break a world record, and during their wait, the men get to know each other (revealing that a few of the men believe Cassie to be their mother, and twistedly still want sex).
The story unfolds by switching from the three men’s POV’s throughout the novel as well as the POV of her assistant Sheila. One of the men is a fellow porn star/former lover of Cassie Wright while one is a young adopted teenager who may or may not be the son of Cassie and the former lover.
According to Palahniuk’s official website (and certainly backed up by its plot), Snuff is not for the shy and reserved, though it is also not stuffed full of nudity and sex scenes.
A common theme in all of Palahniuk’s writing is definitely present in this story with, “nobody is who they seem to be and things are going to get worse before they get better.”
Palahniuk is the best selling author of “Fight Club” and “Choke,” both turned into films by David Fincher and Clark Gregg, respectively.
View the official plot summary for Snuff below.
From the vantage point of three men waiting in line to be three of the 600 men Cassie Wright plans on having sex with on camera to break a world record, Snuff is not for the shy and reserved.
Number 600 is the man who introduced Cassie to the industry and the man who introduces us to the rest of the men waiting in line. Number 72 is not only one of the youngest ones there–20 something years old–but he is one of the too many men claiming to be Cassie’s son. The last man, number 137, has been in the television biz and is looking to get his career back on track by screwing an on-the-verge-of-being-dried-up porn queen.
This is not a sex novel–sorry, gentlemen. It is a story of men bonding over a similar interest, getting to know one another through their future sexual conquest, and, for a few, trying to find–and twistedly bang–their misplaced mother. There is a surprising lack of sex for a novel about a porn star and her 600 exploits. But don’t be turned off by this. There’s still some sex, plenty of laughs, and some telling moments as each of the three main narrators finds something buried deep within himself.
One more time, Palahniuk approaches, pushes, and mockingly steps over the line with Snuff. If it isn’t enough to have a woman conquering 600 men in one day and to get a first class voyage deep inside the porn industry, throw more mommy issues and even some daddy issues into the picture. Just when you thought Palahniuk couldn’t get any more off the wall, in walks Cassie Wright.”