Last year, author Chuck Palahniuk announced that he was writing a sequel to his breakout novel, Fight Club. Over the weekend, Palahniuk updated his fans on the progress of this anticipated sequel.
“The graphic novel script for the Fight Club sequel has gone off to the writer Matt Fraction and to an unnamed publisher for review,” Palahniuk said. “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.”
As many comic fans already know, Fraction is an Eisner-winning writer who’s recent work includes critically acclaimed runs of Marvel standout Hawkeye (which ranked on our list of the best comics of 2013) and Image’s Sex Criminals.
It has been over 17 years since Palahniuk published Fight Club and over 14 years since it was adapted as a film, which would become a cult classic. Palahniuk assured his fans that the sequel will continue the dark and messy story between our narrator and Tyler Durden.
“It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden,” Palahniuk said last year. “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.”
No release date has been announced, but Palahniuk is hoping that his publishers will allow him to launch it before 2015.