As a massive fan of the work of author Chuck Palahnuik the news of a possible sequel to Fight Club fills me with unbridled joy, especially when the author himself is penning the follow-up.
The original was directed by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and garnered an unbelievable cult following back in 1999. Now it seems Palahnuik is ready to pen a sequel with Pitt and Norton allegedly already poised to reprise their original roles with a view for a 2016 release date. In a recent interview with Hustler Magazine the author explained:
“The sequel will be told from the– at first– submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator’s life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I’m calling him Cornelius. He’s living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she’d once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and– go figure– Tyler re-emerges to terrorize their lives.”
Since the original was released in 99′ a lot of water has passed under the bridge in regards to modern life, politics, and technology, fertile ground for an anarchist like Tyler Durden to root around in. Obviously the big question would be if director David Fincher, who masterfully captured the dark tone of the original, would return to to take the reigns of the sequel and so far there’s been no confirmation.