The term “What happens in fight club, stays in fight club” has been a popular metaphor for keeping secrets over the past decade since the release of the Brad Pitt starrer Fight Club. Based on the 1996 novel, Fight Club returns in a new offering from Dark Horse Comics with Fight Club 2. Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, the story picks up 10 years later, as the unnamed narrator is now married and struggling to be a good dad to his nine-year-old son. Protagonist Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, returns. And the basement brawls are back along with the anarchist Project Mayhem movement as well.
"He tries to go back and reclaim that phase of his life, and is just a pathetic failure,” author Chuck Palahniuk told USA Today. "He's not that person anymore. But beyond that, it's what the organization has grown into in his absence and what he's pulled back into."
According to Palahniuk, the original Fight Club was a catharsis for his own troubled relationship with his father. This new version will explore a scenario in which the unnamed narrator attempts to reconcile with his own trouble son.
"Now to find myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him, made me want to revisit it from the father's perspective and see if things were any better and why it repeats like that," said Palahniuk.
The 10-issue series is slated for release in February 2015.