The first rule of the Fight Club sequel is you do not talk about the Fight Club sequel. The second rule of the Fight Club sequel is—after 17 years have passed—you suddenly tell the world that you’re working on it and it will take the form of a serialized graphic novel as early as 2015.
At least, that’s what Chuck Palahniuk did at Comic-Con this past weekend! The author revealed the news during a panel dubbed Ode to Nerds, which Palahniuk attended to discuss his upcoming book Doomed (also a sequel!). He later elaborated on the sequel to his 1996 book, which inspired David Fincher’s film of the same name, on his official fan site:
“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 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.”
Unfortunately we will have to wait a little while for this world of Mayhem, because Palahniuk has contractual obligations to fulfill (the first rule of contractual obligations in publishing: don’t elaborate on contractual obligations in publishing). He hasn’t picked a publisher yet, but promises the story will be “dark and messy.”
You know what else was a dark and messy sequel? Star Wars: Episode I. Juss sayin’.
Are you excited for this sequel?