‘Fight Club’ Gets a Sequel – This Time as Graphic Novel

Tyler Durden, the Narrator (Jack) and Maria are coming back, comic-book style, says author Chuck Palahniuk

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Chuck Palahniuk is planning to follow-up his 1996 "Fight Club" book — and it will arrive as at least one graphic novel, likely more. The original book, of course, was adapted into a movie in 1999, directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Palahniuk's original announcement fell somewhat under the radar during the craziness that was Comic-Con. He mentioned it during the "Ode to Nerds" panel with fellow writers D.C. Pierson, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Austin Grossman and Robyn Schneider, according to ChickPalahniuk.net.

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Now he has confirmed the coming comic in an email on his site:

"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 10 years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a comeback. 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, he said, "be dark and messy."

But don't hold your breath. Due to contract obligations, Palahniuk said he wouldn't be able to start "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."