Sometimes people do read Hustler magazine for the articles. Case in point, an interview the other week with “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk about the graphic novel series sequel he’s writing regarding that literary work turned memorable film.
Palahniuk was fairly forthcoming about the storyline for the follow-up which takes place a decade after Tyler Durden came to an end:
“So much of ‘Fight Club’ was a rant against fathers. At the time every man I knew was complaining about how little he’d learned from his father. Even my own father felt bitter and let down by his father. Rather than continue in that vein, I wanted to revisit the protagonist once he himself had become a father.
The sequel will be told from the 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 bullsh*t.
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 Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives.”
He also tells Movies.com that “it’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that the man is dragged back into the world of mayhem.”
The quotes come as one of the first film’s original producers, Arnon Milchan, revealed recently that for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms on his country’s behalf and boosting its alleged nuclear program.