November 2, 2019

It’s been 20 years since David Fincher’s cult classic Fight Club first exploded onto screens. The film, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel of the same name, repelled and excited audiences in equal measure when it was released, changing the optics of how political cinema could or should be – with the first worries of copycat rebels emerging from the gutters. Today, Fight Club boasts a loyal and fervent fanbase still full of praise, discomfort, conspiracy theories and fascination for the iconic relic of modern cinema.

Exclusively for Empire, David Fincher opened his personal photography archives in the 2020 Preview Issue, leafing through his memories on-set, and sharing insights on many of the film’s key ingredients – from the setting of Project Mayhem’s headquarters, to his stellar leading trio of Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter, to the mechanics of successfully shooting Edward Norton’s cheek off. Here’s a sneak preview of the feature, in which Fincher explains why the dynamic of his three stars, as the story’s mismatched trio of lonely and dangerous sociopaths, worked so well – with photos from Fincher’s own collection.

Fight Club archive material courtesy of David Fincher. Black and white photography by Merrick Morton. Special thanks to Ceán Chaffin and Andrea McKee.

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• x003 Empire (UK, December 2019)

January 27, 2019



• x003 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Stills
• x007 Fight Club – Stills
• x002 Head of the Class – Stills
• x004 January 16 – I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell – Inglewood, CA
• x011 Candids – 2019
• x016 January 12 – If Beale Street Could Talk (Screening) – Los Angeles, CA

July 19, 2018



• x022 April 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x010 April 24, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x010 January 25, 2017 – Santa Monica, CA.
• x005 June 01 – Universal Studios – Hollywood, CA.
• x003 June 07 – Leaving El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA.
• x006 June 18 – Nice, France.
• x007 March 20 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x012 March 30 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x002 War Machine – Stills.
• x001 June 24, 2004 – Rome, Italy.
• x006 May 16, 2017 – The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert.
• x001 Fight Club – Stills.

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February 24, 2018



• x006 March 30, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x004 April 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x012 May 16, 2017 – New York City, NY.
• x012 May 16, 2017 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – New York City, NY.
• x005 June 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x004 July 06, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x009 Encounters – Brad and ?.
• x021 Movies – Thelma & Louise, Fight Club, War Machine & Fury.
• x002 September, 1992 – A River Runs Through It (Photocall) – Toronto, Canada.
• x011 Young Brad – Candids & Prom/Schoolparties.

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January 3, 2018



• x023 Tree of Life – Stills.
• x018 Allied – Stills.
• x005 January 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA.
• x002 January 02 – Rosebowl 2018 – Mayfield, OK.
• x005 Fight Club – Promotional Photoshoot.
• x001 The Favor – On set.
• x001 February, 2016 – On set of ‘First They Killed my Father’.
• x001 Advertisement – Cadillac.

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January 20, 2016


• x058 Last uploaded: Candids, Photoshoots, Awardshows, Premieres, Fight Club, Tree of Life & War Machine.

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May 29, 2015
by admin / Fight Club

It’s not your imagination: Tyler Durden is back! The role Brad Pitt made iconic in Fight Club will return in a short story by author Chuck Palahniuk, whose book of the same name served as inspiration for the David Fincher-directed project.

According to Mashable, the Durden story is in Palahniuk’s forthcoming short story collection Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread—a title that also applies to Durden—that’s out May 26. A “precursor story” to Fight Club, “Expedition” is up in full on Mashable. So be sure to read ahead and spoil it for your friends, if only to relive the thrill of doing so with the original work back in the day.

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May 8, 2015

Fight Club 2 is coming out … soon! It feels like forever that I’ve been waiting to say that. But it’s almost here.

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Now, when I say that to people who are not as Palahniuk-obsessed as me, they will just assume there is a new Fight Club movie coming out: Will Brad Pitt be in it? Will the narrator’s name ever be revealed? Will Fincher take a break from House of Cards to direct it?

Well, all your questions are irrelevant, because Fight Club 2 will be a novel. A graphic novel. Actually, it will be a monthly comic-book series turned graphic novel. Wait, what?
Palahniuk

Even fair-weather fans probably know that Fight Club (the movie) is based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk. But that was a regular old words-on-paper novel. When I found out about the graphic novel, I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting a traditional novel: The original was so great! “Who needs cartoons?” I thought. Let me picture Jack and Marla in my mind. Then, I could choose to envision them as I wish—that is, in Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter’s image. A graphic novel just seemed so … random.

Read more. I am pleased about this. You don’t wanna make a sequel after this brilliant movie and just risk ruining it.

July 29, 2014
by admin / Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk is breaking the first two rules of Fight Club: He’s talking about Fight Club.

The author’s devotees probably won’t mind since what’s on his mind these days is more of the characters and world he created in his 1996 book, which was adapted three years later into director David Fincher’s cult film starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.

The story of an unnamed insomniac narrator, his violent id come to life in the form of Tyler Durden, and an underground society built on bare-knuckle brawls and anarchic ideas continues in Fight Club 2, a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics maxiseries illustrated by Cameron Stewart, debuting in May 2015.

Palahniuk will be on a Fight Club panel with Fincher on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, but it was at last year’s New York Comic Con where the author’s loose lips cemented the project.

“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.”

Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.

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December 30, 2013
by admin / Fight Club

Fight Club was a huge success, written by Chuck Palahniuk’s graphic novel, “Fight Club.” The novel paved way for the success of 1996’s “Fight Club,” which is now known as one of the best psychological thrillers of the 1990s.

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton have been excellent actors in the movie, along with Helena Bonham Carter, which has now to have a sequel. Palahniuk said “Fight Club 2” would be another graphic novel that would delve into the lives of Tyler Durden, 10 years after his successful creation of the “Fight Club.”

“It will likely be a series of books that update the story 10 years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.”

The twists in the movie would certainly make this another good watch. But the question would be if the the original stars of the graphic novel reprise their roles?

Read more. Wishing for this to come true.