‘Fight Club’ Author Chuck Palahniuk Working On Sequel

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk revealed that he intends to continue the adventures of Tyler and Jack in an upcoming graphic novel.

The follow-up will reportedly take place roughly ten years after the events in the original novel. Due to contractual obligations and legal hang-ups, the Fight Club sequel isn’t expected to arrive until after 2015.

Palahniuk said on his official website:

Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. 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.

The author added that his publisher might allow him to release the Fight Club sequel a little earlier than 2015 since he intends to structure the story as a serialized graphic novel.

Chuck Palahniuk also mentioned the follow-up during his appearance at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. In addition to signing copies of his upcoming novel Doomed, he also spoke on a panel called Ode to Nerds. D.C. Pierson, Patrick Rothfuss, Cory Doctorow, Austin Grossman and Robyn Schneider were also in attendance.

While fans are waiting for the Fight Club sequel to arrive, they can stay busy with a couple of other literary offerings from their favorite author. Palahniuk revealed that he intends to release Beautiful You next year. This endeavor will be followed by a collection of short stories.

The original Fight Club was adapted into a major motion picture by director David Fincher back in 1999. Although the movie wasn’t very popular with moviegoers at the time, the flick eventually developed a very strong and loyal cult following on home video.

Are you a fan of Chuck Palahniuk? What do you think about the upcoming Fight Club sequel?

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