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 »
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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 »
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 »
Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
When news first broke in 2008 that a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s Haunted was in the works, Peter wondered just how the unconventional (and notoriously disturbing) book could be translated to the big screen. And for a while, it seemed like perhaps it wouldn’t. Koen Mortier (Ex-Drummer) was set to write and direct right off the bat, and then we heard little else about it for the next few years.
As of today, there’s still no word on how the film might look or who might star. But it is taking a big step forward, as it’s finally secured the financing to get off the ground. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Chuck Palahniuk‘s novel Invisible Monsters has been optioned off and on since 2001, with multiple writers taking a crack at a script, and multiple producers trying to get together a cast and financing. Nothing has worked out, but in 2008 Cameron MacLaren started looking into the option. In March 2010 he managed to secure the rights to the novel, which tells a tale of “a disfigured ex-fashion model, a pill-popping drama queen and a sexually confused vice operative who embark on a road trip fueled by a radical new form of self-discovery as a means to reinvent themselves.”
Now there is a director for the project: TV director Samir Rehem, who has credits on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Skins. Read More »