As many of you readers know, Chuck Palahniuk is my favorite author. My favorite story by him is Choke, but it was Fight Club that started me on my path to loving the demented artist. I will always remember the first time I saw Fight Club in the theater and how it was something I had never seen before, and I instantly fell in love.
Well, Chuck and Fight Club fans can rejoice; because Fight Club is getting a sequel. It’s coming in the form of a graphic novel run. Though, the first rule of talking about it, is that I shouldn’t even have talked about it. I’ll leave it to the man himself, via ChuckPalahniuk.net to tell you what to expect.
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.
I can’t wait to see what devilish developments come from a Fight Club sequel. You can’t ever truly kill Tyler Durden. Let the Mayhem continue! Stay Tuned to DFAT as more Fight Club sequel news comes in.