James Franco To Adapt Palahniuk’s “Rant”

He’s tackled adaptations of works by William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, and is currently shooting a film based on Steve Erickson’s “Zeroville”.

Now, the tireless James Franco appears to be lining up another directorial effort based on a literary work. Litreactor reports that Franco has scored the rights to “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk’s “Rant”.

It’s still very early as so it’s not clear in what capacity Franco will be involved in terms of either directing, producing or acting, or more likely a combination of at least two of the three.

The book itself is set in a dystopian future and follows a small town high school rebel who becomes aroused by exposure to animal toxins. After he moves to the city, he becomes the leader of a covert urban demolition derby team. He also starts a nationwide rabies epidemic that becomes a full zombie-style apocalypse.

This would mark the third adaptation of a Palahniuk work following “Fight Club” and “Choke”.