Palahniuks Haunted Optioned October 21, 2008 Koen Mortier Adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Haunted” has been optioned by Brian Levy’s New School Media. The project will be adapted for the screen and directed by Koen Mortier (Ex Drummer, A Hard Day’s Work). “Haunted” 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. Palahniuk, author of nine novels, is popular with Hollywood filmmakers; so far his books “Fight Club” and “Choke” have been made into films, while “Invisible Monsters” and “Survivor” are in development. “Choke” hits Irish cinema screens Novemember 21st.