Fight Club Getting A Sequel
The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club! The second rule is: You do not talk about Fight Club! Well… I am going to have to break the first few rules and talk about it, because Fight Club is getting sequel. Tyler Durden lives!
Author Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed that work has been started on a sequel to his best-selling book Fight Club, which spawned the cult-classic motion picture. At this time the sequel is going to be released as a graphic novel. The announcement was made on a Comic-Con panel on Friday July 19th. July 22nd, Palahniuk tweeted a tease to his followers.
The speculation of the sequel was also confirmed via an email release on Palahniuk’s Tumblr.
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.
…We haven’t started to court a specific publisher, not until I hammer out the complete story.
At this time, no movie is being planned for the sequel. Have you read the first book? Do you think the sequel will live up to the first book? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions.