Author Chuck Palahniuk (also known as the author who once wrote something that made me so uncomfortable that it is forever seared into my brain) has revealed that he will be releasing a sequel to his 1996 novel, “Fight Club.” The sequel, however, will be released as a graphic novel.
Palahniuk made the announcement during 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.
Since then, he has officially made the announcement via an email on his site. It said,
“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.”
Unfortunately, we won’t see the sequel for a while. Due to contract obligations, Palahniuk will not be able to start writing it just yet. He added,
“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.”
“Fight Club” has also been adapted into a film that was released in 1999. It was directed by David Fincher and it starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Personally, I am mainly waiting for the sequel to “Rant” but that is just me.