The book, not the movie. Not yet, at least.
The first book debuted in 1996 and was immortalised by David Fincher into the cult film starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt in 1999. Although it’s still premature to start guessing if “Fight Club 2” will eventually get turned into a movie too, the good news is that at least something’s definitely happening.
This was confirmed by the official fansite of bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk:
Huge Comic-Con news today. We can finally announce that the long-awaited FIGHT CLUB graphic novel has found a home. Dark Horse Comics will publish the comic as a 10 issue maxiseries. It will be written by Chuck himself and illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Cameron is an Eisner Award winning artist most famous for his work on “Catwoman”, “Batman and Robin”, “Seaguy”, and “The Other Side”. Handling cover art duties will be David Mack, a long-time friend of Chuck’s and the awesome artist behind the popular Kabuki series.
USA Today was the first to break the news, adding that “Fight Club 2” will take place alternately in the future and the past. It will pick up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist (Tyler Durden) is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.
At the same time, Chuck Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler’s true origins. He adds, “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”
When is this happening, you ask? The first issue will debut as early as 8th April 2015. And here’s to breaking the first rule of not talking about it! Meanwhile, Chuck Palahniuk will be on a Fight Club panel with “Fight Club” film director David Fincher tomorrow at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).
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