Fight Club Returns

Fight ClubI was going to do a “pet please” entry about this, but this is well beyond a pet please. This is like if pet please #1 (the Amazon.com smiling box) and pet please #2 (back-to-back parking spaces) had a baby together. I’m not sure what that baby would look like…maybe an Amazon box the size of two parking spaces? Or a big parking space with a smile painted on it?

Anyway, this is the important part: Chuck Palahniuk is writing a sequel to Fight Club. Maybe even sequels.

Mind. Blown.

To give you some context, Fight Club is my #1 favorite movie. Period. I remember watching it as a freshman at Wash U back in 1999. It was my first time off campus. The movie had been in theaters for over a month, so it had been relegated to one of the smaller screens at the Esquire. But it didn’t matter. The movie hit me harder than a Tyler Durden punch to the gut and has stayed with me ever since.

Interestingly, Palahniuk is writing a graphic novel, not a regular old novel without pictures. Up until about a week ago that might have been a disappointment for me. I’ve read Sandman and Watchmen and was, of course, quite impressed, but for some reason the medium has never appealed to me in the way that other novels have. I think I like to picture things for myself.

But then I read this article about a graphic novel called Saga. I bought it and loved it and can’t wait for the next edition. And then when it was announced yesterday that the next Superman movie will be a Superman-Batman crossover movie (that was amazing news too), someone recommended that I read Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, and the reviews made me want it immediately. So I’m coming around to the format.

Regardless, I can’t wait to see what the Fight Club sequel graphic novel looks like. I really, really can’t wait.

Where do you stand on Fight Club? Is this something that excites you too?