'Fight Club' Sequel In the Works as Graphic Novel

Author says the story will be 'dark and messy'

Chuck Palahniuk
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July 24, 2013 1:10 PM ET

Author Chuck Palahniuk announced this weekend at Comic-Con that he will write a sequel to Fight Club in graphic novel form, and promised that "it will be dark and messy."

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"Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a comeback. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored," he explained, according to Reuters. "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 currently has an overloaded publishing schedule, with projects set for release in the fall as well as in 2014 and 2015, but said that the Fight Club sequel may launch as early as 2015 pending his book publisher's approval. Doomed, the sequel to Damned which is premised on "the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of feminine pleasure," will be out on October 8th.

A publisher has yet to sign on to the Fight Club sequel, but Palahniuk has been meeting with artists and creators from heavy-hitters DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. 

Fight Club was originally published in 1996 and its widely influential film was released in 1999 starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. 

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