Fight Club is getting a sequel, and it is going to be in comic format, baby! Originally announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, writer Chuck Palahniuk has given an update to his official fan site, he writes:
The graphic novel “script” for the Fight Club sequel has gone off to the writer Matt Fraction and to an unnamed publisher for review. Matt writes his own series, called “Sex Criminals” and does very well. He’s been my go-to advisor about format and other considerations of graphic scripts. I’ll be choosing an illustrator based on their response to the script. The sequel will consist of seven issues, totally more than 210 pages. Fingers crossed. – Chuck
Palahniuk’s initial announcement, released in July, showed insight into the story he is creating:
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.
Oooooh yeah, mamma jamma! During my college days, I watched this flick 54 and a half times! That means that I remember at least one full viewing of the movie. The criticism of America’s commercialism mixed with the illegal substances I was ingesting blew my freakin’ mind (I have over 8 years sober now, and I no longer watch this movie on repeat).
Anywho, who’s excited?
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