Palahniuk revealed that he will be writing the sequel, which could become a series, during a Comic-Con panel titled “Ode to Nerds.”
In a statement on his website, the author offered a summary of the new work. (Warning: spoilers for the “Fight Club” story are included.)
“It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden,” Palahniuk said. “Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. 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. It will, of course, be dark and messy.”
Palahniuk said in the same e-mail that “Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process,” but no publisher has been determined for the graphic novel. “We haven’t started to court a specific publisher, not until I hammer out the complete story,” the author said.
Readers will most likely have to wait for the first installment. Palahniuk said in his e-mail that “since the Fight Club sequel will appear serialized in graphic form, my book publisher might allow me to launch it earlier than 2015.” The author has other works scheduled for release between then and now, including a book titled “Doomed” (a sequel to his previous novel “Damned”) that will come out this October and a novel titled “Beautiful You” that is scheduled for a 2014 release.
"Fight Club" was adapted into a 1999 film starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham-Carter.