Mortier Helms Palahniuk’s Haunted

Brian Levy’s New School Media has optioned “Fight Club” and “Choke” author Chuck Palahniuk’s 2005 novel “Haunted” says the trades.

The story revolves around a group of characters who answer an ad for a writers retreat and unwittingly end up competing in a “Survivor”-like scenario, where the host withholds heat, power and food.

As the storytellers grow more desperate they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show or film that they expect will be made from their plight.

Belgian helmer Koen Mortier (“Ex-Drummer”) will adapt and direct.