Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed that he’s working on a sequel to the bestselling Fight Club that became a cult movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton – and this time it’s going to be a graphic novel.
The author first teased his followers on Twitter this morning with hints of news:
Ready for some big news with this next Tweet?
— Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) July 22, 2013
It turns out that he had already announced the news on a Comic-Con panel on Friday, and confirmed it via email to the people who maintain his website:
“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 ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. 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.
It will, of course, be dark and messy. Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while. 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.
…We haven’t started to court a specific publisher, not until I hammer out the complete story.”