Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club SequelJuly 23, 2013
You read that title right, this is a huge announcement!
During the San Diego Comic Con, author Chuck Palahniuk was able to release some information about a planned sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club in the form of a graphic novel. Having attended Comic Con to attend a panel called ‘Ode to Nerds’ and to promote his upcoming novel Doomed, Palahniuk dropped the news that he was currently working on the sequel to Fight Club. The following was posted on chuckpalahniuk.net:
About the graphic novel, it’s true. Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.
It will, of course, be dark and messy. Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while. Next year is “Beautiful You,” followed by the story collection. But since the Fight Club sequel will appear serialized in graphic form, my book publisher might allow me to launch it earlier than 2015.
Feel free to release any or all of this information. We haven’t started to court a specific publisher, not until I hammer out the complete story.
Will this graphic novel open the door for a sequel to David Fincher’s 1999 “Fight Club”? It certainly seems plausible but will Brad Pitt and Edward Norton return to their iconic roles? Let us know what you think in the comments below!