Fight Club Musical

David Fincher has talked for many years about producing a Fight Club Musical on Broadway as a means to celebrate the film’s tenth anniversary. That 2009 date has come and gone, and still Fincher has continued to talk about the possibility. I’ve just assumed it was one of those dream projects that would never come into fruition. But the project seems to still be in active development, and with Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk doing press for the Fight Club 2 comic book series, we now have more details on the Fight Club Rock Opera.

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Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club 2

I’m a huge fan of author Chuck Palahniuk and Fight Club is one of my favorite films of all time. To say I’m excited to see what the comic book sequel brings might be an understatement. I’ve decided to wait and binge read the Fight Club 2 comics after the 10-issue mini series is published in full.

Dark Horse Comics is announcing today that bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk will be a character in Issue 3 of the series, on sale July 22nd 2015. The issue will see Palahniuk become “a reoccurring presence along with his iconic creations Tyler Durden and Marla Singer.” Where and how will we see Chuck Palahniuk in Fight Club 2? More details in the press release, after the jump.

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Vin Diesel Fast and Furious

Today’s Sequel Bits includes a bunch of casting notices, plus some people talking about theoretical projects that don’t actually exist yet. After the jump:

  • TMNT2 casts Brittany Ishibashi as Karai
  • Barbershop 3 adds a Pitch Perfect actor
  • Duncan Jones would be up for Warcraft 2
  • Aunt Becky will return for Fuller House
  • Chuck Palahniuk talks Fight Club 2
  • Vin Diesel teases Fast & Furious 8

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Fight Club prequel Tyler Durden

Later this month, author Chuck Palahniuk will continue the story of his iconic novel turned film Fight Club in comic book form. The series, Fight Club 2, will follow Tyler Durden ten years after the events of the book but it won’t be the character’s only appearance. Palahniuk is bringing back Durden for a short story in his new collection, Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread. Durden appears in a story called Expedition which takes place before the events in Fight Club. Read more about the Fight Club prequel below. Read More »

Lullaby movie

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 »

Fight Club Board Game

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 »

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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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rant movie

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 »

Fight Club Comic Con

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 »