Posted Jul 15th, 2015 (9:30 am) by Sean O'Leary
Fight Club
Fight Club
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David Fincher and Trent Reznor have collaborated on a string of recent movie successes, but now they're headed for Broadway. The project will be an adaptation of one of Fincher's older efforts - a movie whose poster of Brad Pitt and some soap adorns a thousand freshman dorm rooms.

Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk's everyman-centric cult classic novel, got the movie makeover treatment in 1996 with Fincher at the helm and an all-star cast that included a young Brad Pitt, Ed Norton, and Jared Leto. Now it looks like it's getting reworked once again, with Fincher and Reznor working directly with Palahniuk to adapt the movie into a rock opera for the Broadway stage.

This news come from Comic-Con, where Palahniuk apparently told reporter Jeff Goldsmith about the adaptation. It makes sense, considering Fincher both directed the original movie and has had success working with Reznor recently on projects like Gone Girl, The Social Network, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

The rock musical trend has also taken off in a big way recently. Adaptations from Green Day, to goofy 80's rock, to Spider-Man have seen success on the theater stage in the past five years, and there's plenty of great rock musical history (Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent...ish).

Spider-Man's director, Julie Taymor, is also reportedly attached to the project. That being said, though, there's a certain painful irony in an anti-establishment work like Fight Club headed for a Broadway musical adaption, which is just about as establishment as it gets. It's hard not to think that Tyler Durden is rolling over in his grave (or in Ed Norton's head) at the idea of being portrayed on Broadway. But, "David Fincher and Trent Reznor do Fight Club: The Musical" sounds like the best bad idea of all time, and details on the project are sparse so far, so there's definite potential here. We'll keep you updated as more info becomes available. For now, you can stream "The Way He Looks At Me" in all its ominous glory above - it's off the Gone Girl soundtrack.

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