I love David Fincher’s Fight Club, I adore it, in fact, it sits somewhere in my top five films of all time. The news of a sequel has me very excited, and while movie fans might be a little disappointed that it will only be in graphic novel form, there is nothing to say that the story could get developed into a film later on. If it does, then please, please let Fincher return to direct.
This is just wishful thinking about the movie, but Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk announced at Comic-Con that he is indeed working on a graphic novel follow to his own novel and, of course, Fincher’s stunning film. The sequel is set to take place ten years after the events of the Fight Club, and will be told through Tyler Durden’s eyes.
Palahniuk issued the following statement about his plans:
“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”