Chuck Palahniuk Recruits Matt Fraction For FIGHT CLUB Sequel


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Last summer, it was announced that Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk would be writing a sequel to the wildly popular novel, which was later adapted to a feature film that has reached cult status. the film starred Ed Norton and Brad Pitt and is a favorite among nerds, geeks, businessmen and housewives alike. It’s dark, gritty, funny and action packed. For the follow-up, Palahniuk is turning to the pages of a graphic novel, which will be set ten years after the close of the original novel.

To help him along, and no doubt bring some street cred- as it were- to the project, Palahniuk has recruited a powerhouse in the form of Matt Fraction to assist in the writing process, along with an unnamed publisher.

“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.”

Fraction has been teasing his fans this past weekend with a few tweets and a rather vague blog post that simply read  “What’s the first rule of Fight Club?” Back in November, the author spoke to Hustler and revealed a few of his concerns about taking his characters to a new medium.

“My only worry is about presenting it in the form of a graphic novel. The medium shapes the messages, and I’ll be relearning how to tell stories. My tendency is to hold the entire plot in my mind until I’m afraid of forgetting it. Once I start writing, I can’t stop. That feverish, ill-fed, exhausting stint of writing is the only part of the process that I fear.”

As I mentioned, the new installment takes place ten years after the events of Fight Club, after the supposed end of Ty Herndan. Jack (as he is dubbed in the film, Palahniuk refers to him as Cornelius) is stuck in a failing marriage, the “typical midlife bullshit.” Marla is also unsatisfied and longs for the wild and crazy man she fell in love with. After she messes with the numerous drugs her husband uses to suppress Tyler, the imaginative creation returns to wreak havoc on their lives.

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Source : Comic Book Resources