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Breaking the 2nd Rule of Fight Club to talk about Fight Club 2

Here is a reason to talk about Fight Club even though we’re not supposed to. Word on the street is that, the author of the Fight Club novel, Chuck Palahniuk, is writing the second part of Fight Club. What we are hearing as of now, Dark Horse is publishing the story of an unnamed insomniac narrator, his violent id come to life in the form of Tyler Durden, and an underground society built on bare-knuckle brawls and anarchic ideas continues in Fight Club 2, a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxiseries illustrated by Cameron Stewart, debuting May, 2015. Could a movie follow? Would Edward Norton and Brad Pitt reprise their roles? We would assume and hope that to be true.

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.

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If adapted into a film, could it really hold up to the first? What do you think?

By: Pat Hanavan

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