Prepare to break the first rule of Fight Club: David Fincher is developing a rock opera

The all singing, all dancing crap of the world?

Fight Club has a lot of rules (in fact, we’re breaking one of them right now) but nothing has ever been said about huge rock operas. 

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Yep, according to its original author Chuck Palahniuk, Tyler Durden and Tyler Durden could be heading to the stage in a musical by esteemed theatre director Julie Taymor and David Fincher, the man behind the book’s well-known 1999 film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. 

Speaking at a San Diego Comic-Con panel, Palahnuik was asked whether he’d be open to making a movie based on his new comic Fight Club 2. But instead of hinting at another film, the author confirmed a musical, adding that he “doesn’t want to step on anyone’s toes by working on another project of that kind at the same time” – a hint that suggests the stage show will indeed be based on his new comic rather than the better-known book and film.

Palahniuk then teased the news further on Twitter, breaking the first rule of Fight Club. 

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