Seventeen years after Chuck Palahniuk published his award-winning debut novel, Fight Club, and 14 years after David Fincher turned the book into a cult-classic film, Palahniuk has announced that he’s ready to write a sequel.
Palahuniuk revealed that he’s beginning work on a series of graphic novels that will update the world on the struggle between Jack and his antagonistic alter-ego, Tyler Durden. The news was announced at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, where Palahniuk was promoting his upcoming novel Doomed. He has since released a statement on his official website giving more details on the upcoming books.
“It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden,” the author revealed. “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.”
Palahuniuk promised that the series would “be dark and messy,” and fans of the original book would expect nothing less. However, the author also said that it will be at little while before the public gets their hands on a sequel.
“Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while,” he disclosed. “But since the Fight Club sequel will appear serialized in graphic form, my book publisher might allow me to launch it earlier than 2015.”
Until then, fans can look forward to Palahunik’s next novel, Doomed, which is the sequel to his 2011 novel Damned. It’s out on Oct. 8.