David Fincher is keeping plenty busy with current projects, but it looks like he hasn’t given up the possibility of bringing Fight Club to the stage. While promoting the comic book series Fight Club 2 at Comic-Con this past weekend, author Chuck Palahniuk tweeted the following [via /Film], which has now been deleted:
Julie Taymor working with David Fincher on a FIGHT CLUB rock opera? You didn’t hear it from me. :) #SDCC
— Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) July 12, 2015
But we did hear it from you, Chuck. We did hear it. We also heard it back in April when you spoke to MTV in April:
For the time being, I’m keeping it for myself. But right from the get go, when we signed that 60-page contract back in 1996, it gave FOX rights to create sequels and television shows and, so, I don’t have control over a lot of that. Fincher is optioning the stage rights. He’s finally moving on to the big rock opera. David says that there’s been a rock opera for every generation, you know, “Tommy” and then “The Wall,” but there really hasn’t been a really big one for the current generation – and he and Trent Reznor are really determined to make that happen. And David’s been consulting with Julie Taymor, the director, and she’s been kind of coaching him on what it takes to get a huge stage production.
Palahnuik also said that Trent Reznor is handling the music:
No, David said that he wanted to give Trent a year to put together the primary songs and most of the soundtrack and I think I’ll hear it after that point.
I wouldn’t count on seeing this one any time soon (if ever), but putting Fincher and Taymor together is an interesting combination, especially if you bring in Reznor’s music.
The question is whether or not this would be another adaptation of Palahnuik’s original novel, an adaptation of Fincher’s film, or perhaps an entirely different kind of animal altogether.
Sounds off in the comments section with musical numbers you think a Fight Club rock opera should have.