Back in 1999 Fight Club's Project Mayhem came to an end with a crash of explosions as Ed Norton and the Helena Bonham Carter’s unhinged Marla Singer stood hand in hand at the top of a skyscraper watching Los Angeles be blown apart before them.
The story, as told in Palahniuk’s 1996 novel of the same name, was over.
Fast forward 15 years and it seems Palahniuk is not quite done with the Norton’s unnamed narrator and his imaginary best friend/mortal enemy Tyler Durden.
Palahniuk is in the process of writing a sequel in the form of a 10-part graphic novel series, due to be published through Dark Horse Comics.
Speaking with USA Today, Palahniuk broke the original’s most famous rule by talking at length about the plot of the sequel. Set 10 years after the original (presumably in 2006) the sequel will find the unnamed narrator married to Marla Singer and struggling to being up their 9-year-old son as rumblings of a new Project Mayham surface.
Palahniuk went on to explain the graphic novel will also explore the idea of settling down into middle age. “The idea that if you suppress that wild, creative part of you — that Tyler part of you — do you lose the best part of you? Sure, your life is more stable and safe, but is it a better life?"
With a total of 15 novels under his belt, as well as a trio of screenplays and three non-fiction books, is could Palahniuk be revisiting his greatest hit out of artistic necessity or could the well of fresh ideas be running dry?
Fight Club 2 will be published in May 2015
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