Chuck Palahniuk Details Forthcoming 'Fight Club' Graphic Novel Sequel
Don't worry, there's not a sequel to the movie Fight Club just yet, but author Chuck Palahniuk is working on a sequel to his book that inspired the film, except this time it's in the form of a graphic novel. We heard about this sequel over the summer, and now Pahalhniuk has unveiled some more details on the story while speaking to Hustler (which just seems appropriate, via JoBlo). As for the story, we already know it will pick up ten years after what seemed like the end for Tyler Durden. And while Palahniuk knows his original story was thematically about the failure of fathers, and the sequel will veer and evolve from that too.
Palahniuk was vague about his plans at first saying:
"So much of 'Fight Club' was a rant against fathers. At the time every man I knew was complaining about how little he’d learned from his father. Even my own father felt bitter and let down by his father. Rather than continue in that vein, I wanted to revist the protagonist once he himself had become a father. Not coincidentally, my parents are both dead now, and I think that will force my story and I accept more responsibility."
But thankfully, he got a little more detailed:
The sequel will be told from the– at first– submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator’s life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I’m calling him Cornelius. He’s living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she’d once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and– go figure– Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives.
Tyler showing back up to screw with the entire family sounds like it has the potential for some craziness. Of course, for some fans who might be hoping the graphic novel to become a film sequel, it likely won't happen for a long time, if at all. The graphic novel sequel is slated to arrive sometime in 2015, but there's no guarantee that it will meet that release date. If the graphic novel, which is actually the first in a series continuing the story, turns out to be a success, it'll be interesting to see if Fox warms up to the idea of bringing it to the big screen. Would you want to see a sequel to the film Fight Club?