HOLLYWOOD, CA (AP) — Fight Club fans around the world are celebrating as a sequel to the original cult classic has just been announced. Critics are already saying that this is the must-see movie of the decade and probably the most highly anticipated film in recent memory.
“After the success of the original film and the graphic novel for Fight Club 2, it was a no-brainer to do this sequel. But in order to accomplish this, we had to figure out everyone’s time constraints and make sure that everybody was on board with the script. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with this great cast again, I honestly think the sequel could be better than the original.”
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter also return in this action packed film about underground fight clubs and soap making. According to Radar Online, Pitt had been begging Norton for months to do the sequel and after enough persuasion, Norton finally agreed.
“I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of returning to the spotlight, but after some convincing from Brad [Pitt] and after reading the script I knew I couldn’t turn down this project; I can’t wait to start filming.”
Paul Horner, who helped write the script for the sequel, spoke with Entertainment Tonight to shed light on the plot behind this highly anticipated sequel.
“The movie picks right back up where it left off with Edward Norton and Helena’s Carter’s character, Marla Singer, holding hands with the buildings coming down all around them. Project Mayhem is shown attempting to outrun law enforcement, while at the same time doing their best to bring down the system that they believe is holding back society from moving forward,” Horner said. “Now skip ahead eight years later; a child is conceived by Norton and Marla who have risen to power and with humanity slowly returning to the stone age, there are different groups that have formed around the world. As the child grows older, he begins creating factions in these various tribes that flourish, but problems are always just around the corner.” Horner continues, “Now fast forward 5,000 years and you see the offspring by Norton and Singer and generations of children after that, and the battles between various tribes that took place, that have slowly turned civilization back into the same greed-filled, selfish place that Project Mayhem was working so hard to take down in the first place. And that is where it really gets interesting; you won’t want to miss this!”
Horner spoke further about Pitt and his role in the sequel.
“Brad Pitt will also be returning as Tyler Durden, but as a different entity; you’ll learn about Durden’s past along with his immortality, if he so chooses. Without giving away too much, the lands that were once filled with lush green fields and huts with the original settlers of Project Mayhem have all turned into cities filled with concrete and corporations and a dictatorship controlling the population. This movie is sure to be a hit with Fight Club fans around the world.”
New York Times film critic, Tom Downey, believes the sequel will be as good as the first one if not better.
“I’m so thrilled that this sequel is actually happening, I always had a feeling that it would,” Downey said. “The A-list celebrities that make up the cast along with the extremely talented David Fincher directing, you just can’t go wrong. This is definitely at the top of my list for most anticipated upcoming movies of the year, if not the decade.”
Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that provides the homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks, told reporters how the charity will have a role in the upcoming film.
“After the cities burn to the ground and members of Project Mayhem begin to build their new world, there is lots of confusion and widespread panic. Our group is shown helping those in need find their missing loved ones, seek refuge, gather food, warm clothing, blankets and also provide them with new socks.” Bradley said. “Also, I just want to say a big thanks to everyone that has supported our cause that gives brand new socks to the homeless. Please, donate what you can, every bit helps so much.”
The sequel to the film is loosely based on a comic written by Chuck Palahniuk, who also wrote the formative novel for Fight Club from which the original film was adapted. The movie centered around Norton, who played the unnamed protagonist, an “everyman” who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a “fight club” with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, who are joined by men who also want to fight recreationally and are unhappy with society and what it has become. The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.
Filming for Fight Club 2 is scheduled to begin on November 5th, 2017, which just happens to be Paul Horner’s 39th birthday. The release date for the highly anticipated, cult classic is set for the Summer of 2018. Those wishing to pre-order tickets can call (785) 273-0325.
Preview of Fight Club 2