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'Fight Club 2'? '22 Jump Street' Has Really Opened the Market For Sequels

By Emily Cutler | Industry | July 22, 2014 |

By Emily Cutler | Industry | July 22, 2014 |

Chuck Palahniuk is writing Fight Club 2. I’m not necessarily against that, I just liked it better the first time when it was called Choke. Hiyo! Let me hear you in the cheap seats!

Sorry. Like I was saying, a sequel to Fight Club:

Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.

At the same time, Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler’s true origins. “Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.”

Palahniuk brings back most of the characters in the first book as well as the organization Project Mayhem, which still has its hooks in the narrator as he has to save his boy when the youngster’s life is in peril.

Eh, I’m still hesitant. All joking aside, as good as Palahniuk is, he has a set thing and that set thing is a man- child with daddy/intimacy issues running some sort of scam. He has branched out with some of his more recent books which actually just makes me wonder more why he’s going back to Tyler Durden. But the 10 issue maxiseries won’t be out until next year so we have sometime to get used to the idea.

And while we’re waiting, we might as well talk about the important thing: the inevitable film adaptation. Unless the series is ungodly horrible, Hollywood is going to want to cash in. When that happens, may I make two suggestions:

1.) Chuck, let someone else edit the screenplay. Fight Club the novel was amazing. Fight Club the movie changed the ending of the book, and is one of the best movies ever made. Let them work their magic again.

2.) Do not under any circumstance allow Brad Pitt to reprise his role. Tyler Dudren was the hottest shit anyone had ever seen. I don’t care how good looking or in shape Pitt still is. Is he still this hot?


Then you get somebody else. Middle aged, schlubby Tyler Durden will ruin my teenage crush forever. Don’t do it.

Legitimately, Palaniuk is a gifted enough writer that he could pull this off. The added supernatural elements might give it enough distance from the original to make it its own story. Just please don’t make this a thing, Chuck. No one needs a sequel to Diary.

Source: Dark Horse

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