Only two feature films have been produced based on novels by Chuck Palahniuk. One, Fight Club, was a studio production. The other, Choke, was an indie affair, directed by Clark Gregg, now much better known as Marvel’s Agent Coulson. There have been other options sold, and other development attempts, but for the moment that set of two films is it. But now Palahniuk’s novel Lullaby, which features a reporter who discovers a song that can kill, has been optioned for an indie production, and the author may even end up working on the script. Read More »
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A Fight Club board game sounds pretty awesome, and while there isn’t a real one (yet?) we’ve got a board designed to promote Fight Club 2, the comic book sequel written by original creator Chuck Palahniuk and illustrated by Cameron Stewart.
That sequel is coming in May, and you can also preview the first issue right now. The first six pages of the debut installment are online, and they introduce a version of the familiar narrator, now almost a decade older and going by the name Sebastian and “enjoying” married life with an increasingly uneasy Marla Singer, with whom he has a son who is starting to demonstrate some uncomfortably familiar tendencies.
Below, along with the opening of the sequel series, we’ve got the Fight Club board game design, and an introduction to the sequel story laid out in the form of an in-flight guide to emergency landing prep. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Chuck Palahniuk is about to go from inspiring movies to making one himself. The Fight Club author revealed at a recent event that he’s set to write Lullaby, an adaptation of his own 2002 novel. Hit the jump for more about the Chuck Palahniuk Lullaby movie developments.
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Chuck Palahniuk is one of those authors who is fortunate enough to sell the rights to seemingly every book he’s ever written. In some cases, like with Fight Club, that works out. In other cases, the resulting film may be less successful (say, maybe, Choke) and most of the time, the films simply never come together. So when a new book of his is optioned, it’s easy not to immediately get excited.
Still, if that option is by a very motivated and talented person, that’s definitely a positive factor. That’s what happening now. James Franco, the popular actor and burgeoning director, has reportedly purchased the rights to Palahniuk’s 2008 novel, Rant. Rant is a fictionalized oral history of a crazed serial killer in the future. Read more about the Rant movie below. Read More »
One of the more appealing panels at Comic Con this year was organized around Fight Club. It featured novel author Chuck Palahniuk and film director David Fincher talking about the film, and the comic book sequel. Of course, it’s also one of the panels we were unable to attend, but that’s OK. The whole thing is available as an audio stream, and in very good quality. Listen to the full Fight Club Comic Con panel below, thanks to Jeff Goldsmith. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Technically, the first and second rules of Fight Club are that you don’t talk about Fight Club. They don’t say anything about the Fight Club sequel, so Chuck Palahniuk isn’t breaking any vows by discussing his new project.
Officially announced by Palahniuk earlier this year, Fight Club 2 is a ten-issue comic book series that picks up with the unnamed protagonist of Fight Club about ten years later. Take a peek at some artwork and get the latest details from Palahniuk after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Chuck Palahniuk‘s comic book sequel to Fight Club, first announced last year, is moving forward with some help from a notable writer. Matt Fraction, the Eisner-winning scribe behind Image Comics’ Sex Criminals and Marvel Comics’ Hawkeye, is reviewing the script, as revealed by Palahniuk himself. Get all the latest details on the book after the jump.
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Chuck Palahniuk is finally ready to break the first rule and talk about his sequel to Fight Club. Wait, wait, pitchforks down, it’s cool, this isn’t a movie. It isn’t even a traditional novel; it will be a graphic novel. In fact, there might be more than one.
Whatever form it takes, how do you follow a savage skewering of masculine ideas? Turns out, it’s all about the protagonist of the original story inheriting some of the stuff he railed against when we first got to know him. Read More »
While many focus their attention on the big room at San Diego Comic-Con, news is breaking out of everywhere. One such place was a discussion with cult author Chuck Palahniuk where he revealed he’s taking meetings about making multiple sequels to Fight Club, beginning ten years after the novel/movie. Where and when might you see them? Read more after the jump. Read More »