Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk announced on Tuesday that he will be releasing a ten-part comic book sequel to his tremendously popular novel in April of 2015.
Palahniuk’s novel, which was adapted by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, garnered great success and fans looked immediately for a sequel. In a recent article with USA Today, Palahniuk talked about the pressure of making a sequel.
“I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones,” Palahniuk says. “Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”
The new comic book series will feature the same famed characters, but will have an interesting twist: it will take place before and after the time the original story took place.
Palahniuk also revealed a surprisingly personal detail about his relationship with the original Fight Club and how he feels now.
“[Fight Club was] such a tirade against fathers — everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers,” says Palahniuk. “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.”
Check out the whole interview with Palahniuk here and look for the sequel coming next spring.