If the Star Wars prequels taught us anything, it’s that people love it when their favorite film universes get rebooted with annoying tiny kids in them, right? Of course they do! That’s probably why Chuck Palahniuk recently revealed that he’ll be returning to his 1996 novel Fight Club to tell the story of Jack and Marla’s son — but from the point of view of Tyler Durden. Yay?
Palahniuk — and I refuse to spell his name correctly past this point on the grounds that I had way too much fun making up fake ones — announced at Comic-Con this weekend that the story will take place ten years after the events of the original book. Jack and Marla are married and bored, because of course they are, when suddenly Jack’s son is kidnapped by Tyler Durden, who still lurks within Jack’s subconscious.
In the official statement on his website, Palhallayuk promised a “dark and messy” serialized graphic novel, but admitted that it probably won’t see the light of day until 2015 due to contractual obligations. He doesn’t yet have a specific publisher in mind, but says that fellow author Chelsea Cain “has been introducing [him] to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking [him] through the process.”
Honestly, I’m surprised that Palfalfaduck didn’t make the switch to graphic novels earlier than this. As the film version of Fight Club proved to all of us, his dialogue-heavy, clippy prose style translates much more smoothly to a visual medium. A revisited Fight Club comic book full of graphic fights and gorgeous David Aja-style art would have been a real no-brainer. Alas, instead we get a weird Taken-crossover of a sequel. You know, eventually.
In the meantime, Cumberchuck Palahnibach is hard at work on his upcoming novel, Beautful You, as well a short story collection featuring Cain and other authors.
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