Andy Mingo is set to direct the indie film adaptation of “Lullaby,” the fifth novel of “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk. Mingo will likely co-write with Palahniuk, andJosh Leake is slated to produce.
The dark story follows a newspaper reporter who suspects an African chant known as a “culling song” may be behind a series of cases of sudden infant death syndrome, which also claimed his own child.
After he discovers the ‘lullaby’ has the power to kill anyone whether spoken or merely thought, he begins to use it on people both accidentally and on purpose.
The project is a particularly personal one for Palahniuk, who penned the book whilst considering the decision of capital punishment regarding the man who murdered his father.
Mingo hopes to shoot the project early next year in Portland and eastern Oregon should tax incentives go forward, otherwise it will be Louisiana.
Source: The Wrap