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Fight Club Is Apparently Going to Be a Rock Opera, The End Times are Nigh

You are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world.

Okay. A small part of me would love to see a musical adaptation of “His Name is Robert Paulson,” or “I Wanted to Destroy Something Beautiful.” So maybe this Fight Club rock opera–teased by Chuck Palahniuk at the Dark Horse panel for the Fight Club 2 comic–is something to look forward to.

It’ll be directed/produced by Julie Taymor (Across the UniverseSpider-Man: Turn off the DarkThe Lion King) and David Fincher (you know, the guy who directed the movie?). Rumored to also be assisting is Trent Reznor, who’ll work on music.

Honestly? I keep going back and forth on this. It could be great. It could be terrible. It could introduce a whole swath of die-hard Fight Club fans to musical theater.

… on second thought, this is going to be glorious.

(via Indiewire)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.