Chuck Palahniuk Working on Fight Club Sequel Graphic Novel
I don’t know about you guys, but I think that if a story has a satisfying ending and there is no need for a sequel there shouldn’t be one. Fight Club is a great example of this. But when the guy who wrote Fight Club wants to make a sequel to Fight Club, I am totally behind a Fight Club sequel.
Chuck Palahniuk, writer of the original Fight Club, announced at San Diego Comic-Con that he is writing a serialized graphic novel sequel to his 1996 novel. The book will be set 10 years after the events of the first. Jack and Marla are married and have a kid. Unfortunately for Jack, though, Tyler is back and he’s the one narrating now. He’s kidnapped Jack’s kid and is pulling Jack back into the world of Mayhem.
Palahniuk promises that the sequel will “be dark and messy,” but because of contractual obligations we won’t be seeing it for a while. He’s hopeful that his publisher will let him start releasing it before 2015. No word on who the artist will be.
Here’s an official statement from Palahniuk via 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.