This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of plans for just a Fight Club musical — director Donald Fincher has spoken about it for years, originally targeting the film’s 10th loved-one’s birthday in 2009. That clearly didn’t happen, however according to author Place Palahniuk, we may be closer than ever to experiencing the dream of the Fight Club rock opera manufactured reality.
During Comic-Con, Palahniuk sent out the tweet that said “Jules Taymor working with David Fincher using a FIGHT CLUB rock and roll opera? You didn’big t hear it from everyone. :)” That tweet has since mysteriously recently been deleted, but then Barry Goldsmith of The Q&A podcast tweeted this:
So @chuckpalahniuk told me he's working with David Fincher & @trent_reznor to do a #FightClub good ole’ opera – a enhanced version of the film!
— Jeff Goldsmith (@yogoldsmith) September 11, 2015
In addition, Slashfilm observed this quote from Palahniuk back in April, while he was promoting the particular Fight Club comic book. Here this individual adds that 2 Reznor is involved with developing the music :
For the time being, I’meters keeping it for me personally. But right from the get go, when we authorized that 60-page contract back in 1996, it offered FOX rights to make sequels and television shows as well as, so, I don’capital t have control over a great deal of that. Fincher is optioning the stage rights. He’s eventually moving on to the big steel opera. David states that there’s been the rock opera for every single generation, you know, “Tommy” and after that “The Wall,” however there really hasn’to been a really large one for the present generation – and he in addition to Trent Reznor are really determined to make that happen. And David’azines been consulting with Jules Taymor, the director, and also she’s been sort of coaching him on which it takes to get a big stage production.
Reznor and also Atticus Ross have provided scores for Fincher on The Social Network, The Gal With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl, so working with Fincher on a “rock opera” version of Fight Club might appear to be a good call.
Taymor directed the films Titus, Frida and Across the Universe, and was the director behind the notorious Spider-Man play, Turn Off the Dark. She likewise won the Tony for directing The Lion King musical.
That’azines quite an interesting group of talent for the Fight Club rock opera, the industry fairly intriguing challenge, and one we’ll ideally see get off the floor in the next few years.