The first rule of Fight Club is…you do not talk about Fight Club.
The second rule of Fight Club is…you do not talk about Fight Club.
But singing about Fight Club? That’s cool.
Believe it or not, True Believers, David Fincher‘s hypnotically brutal and satirical cult classic of Gen X masculinity gone horribly – and hilariously – wrong is looking to become the latest cinematic masterpiece to invade the Great White Way.
Fincher and Nine Inch Nails front-man (and one half of the composing team on his last three films – The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl) Trent Reznor are working on a Broadway rock opera adaptation of the filmmaker’s excoriated, and later celebrated, 1999 release Fight Club.
Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel on which the film was based and currently the writer of a Dark Horse Comics sequel, confirmed the development of the musical version on Saturday during a panel discussion for the Fight Club 2 comic at the San Diego Comic-Con, but he does not appear to be involved with the production.
The Fight Club rock opera is already rumored to have a director in play, and it’s one of the biggest names on Broadway: Julie Taymor, the acclaimed filmmaker (Titus, Across the Universe) who has directed several blockbuster musicals for the stage, including the Tony Award-winning The Lion King, and was mostly recently the director of the troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark production.
David Fincher, Trent Reznor, and Julie Taymor collaborating on a Fight Club rock opera? The mind boggles. Let’s see what becomes of this news.
[Source: Consequence of Sound]