[Movies] Chuck Palahniuk Planning A Graphic Novel Sequel To Fight Club Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.23.2013
But we're not supposed to talk about it...
Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed in a statement to a fan site that he will be doing a graphic novel sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club.
He said: "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."
The book was the basis for David Fincher's 1999 film, which starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. There's no word on if the graphic novel will lead to a film sequel.