Chuck Palahniuk returns to Fight Club


A scene from the 1999 film Fight Club, adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's bestselling novel of the same name and starring Brad Pitt (foreground centre).

Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk has revealed that he's working on a graphic novel sequel to his critically acclaimed 1996 novel Fight Club.

The 51-year-old confirmed the plans with The Cult, an official fan website dedicated to the author, during his visit to this year's Comic-Con in San Diego.

fight-club-120.jpg"It will likely be a series of books that update the story 10 years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden," according to Palahniuk. "Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a comeback. 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."

Palahniuk said he's been discussing the project with artists and developers at Marvel, DC and Dark  Horse, but has not approached a specific publisher yet. Due to contractual obligations, he doesn't expect to be able to publish the new work until 2015, although Palahniuk mentioned the book publisher may allow him to launch the series earlier given its serialized format.

The novel was adapted into a commercially successfull film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in 1999.

Palahniuk is also set to release three new titles over the next year or so, starting with the novel Doomed, the second book in his Damned trilogy, this October. It follows a young girl who escapes Hell and returns to Earth.

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