Author Chuck Palahniuk is planning a graphic novel sequel to his 1996 debut novel Fight Club. The novel served as the basis for director David Fincher’s 1999 cult classic film of the same name, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.
Palahniuk dropped the news about the follow-up at Comic-Con San Diego. His official website Chuckpalahniuk.net has been updated with the following official statement:
“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.”