Before it became David Fincher’s wildly popular movie that soon reached cult-status, Fight Club was a book.
Palahniuk has written books since but now he is ready to pick up the Fight Club story once more, but in a different form, comics. He mentioned why now was the right time for a sequel.
Three factors. First, I’d delivered most of my latest book, a story collection called Make Something Up, so, for the first time in decades, I had the free time to learn a new storytelling form. Second, a friend, the best-selling thriller writer Chelsea Cain invited me to a dinner which also included Matt Fraction and Brian Michael Bendis, and my fellow guests insisted a sequel was a good idea, and that comics were fun, and they offered to hold my hand as I learned the ropes. Third, I had no idea in 1995, when I wrote the original novel, that I’d be asked about it for the rest of my life. Since that was the case, I figured I’d better expand the 185-page story into the past and future and turn it into the kind of mythology that H.P. Lovecraft or Stephen King are known forHe told UproxxWhile many will be confused as to why he’s going down the comic book route Palahniuk is sure it’s the right avenue to take.
The book and the film each had such a following that any sequel in the same form would suffer from direct comparison. Thus, a third medium would give the new story its best chance of achieving its own authority.He said.
I just wanted to be a student, again, and to learn a new skill from accomplished, younger people. The dumbest person in the room learns the most, and I’ve enjoyed being the idiot who’s learned from experts.
The experts he’s talking about are artists Cameron Stewart (interiors), David Mack (covers), and publisher Dark Horse Comics.
This is not the first mention of Fight Club 2. The forthcoming comic will be the third entry in the series and will return to the origins of Tyler Durden’s Project Mayhem house from the novel and of course the movie.
Oh, his (Sebastian, the protagonist from the comic) return goes hunky-dory… not. Project Mayhem is a younger man’s path to fulfillment. This is more of a little trip down Memory Lane, and a way to hint at what the organization has become, without stooping to too much expository dialogue. Sebastian will suffer, but don’t look for him to make progress. And what’s to say his entire experience in the Mayhem house isn’t scripted by Tyler?Credit: Dark Horse ComicsThe author also has plans for the future…
There’s a big push to make Invisible Monsters into a graphic novel, but I’d rather focus on a new script, a FC3. Another best-case scenario would be that the James Franco film of my book, Rant, is released, and I can write a sequel for it as a comic.Palahniuk explained.
So no, there will not be a Fight Club 2 movie but really, truthfully do we want to have to deal with the disappointment of a bad sequel?
Doesn’t he read his own books?