Fight Club: the Musical?

The first rule of a Fight Club musical is you do not talk about a Fight Club musical.


Director David Fincher, who hasn't tasted the success he had with Fight Club for the last eight years has clearly forgotten this rule and has, in fact, gone completly 'round the bend.

In an article by MTV, the director confessed that for the 10 year aniversary of the film, he would love to see the gritty 90's era story seen on a stage in New York:

"I want at the 10-year anniversary to do 'Fight Club' as a musical on Broadway," the director enthused. "I love the idea of that."

Sadly, he's not alone in this delusion. Apparently "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk has sampled some of Fincher's crazy cool-aid and is on board with the idea as well.

"So he's now publicly talking about it?" Palahniuk enthused. "If it happens, it would be extraordinary."

There is even talk of Trent Reznor doing the music for it.

OK, before anyone reading this attempts to burn themselves with Lye at the hideous thought of a incredibly shot and mentally complex film being bastardized into a cheesy, big apple tourist trap, consider the fact that there are not inked deals or anything set in stone yet. The idea of turning Fight Club into a musical has been talked about for a while, but so far, no one in their right mind has thought more about it other than possibly through a haze of bong smoke while listening to one too many Andrew Loyd Webber discs. It's safe to suggest that the MTV article may be nothing more than a tool designed to gauge public opinion about the idea of a musical, before investing huge sums of money to make this a reality.

If that's the case, I think it's safe to say that this would be a discgraceful, unequivocally detestable, terrible, TERRIBLE idea.

Does anyone think that this musical would be popular with the fly-over crowd - that cross-section of the country that is still mired in puritan conservatism and flocks to New York to be lured into all the other tourist traps that line Broadway?

My guess is that this musical would be about as popular as a fart in church.

Now that the residual checks are starting to decline, and his Mercedes is getting increasingly more expensive to fill up, my guess is that now is the logical time Fincher would consider cashing in on some of his past successes.

Does this mean that we have a sequel or re-imagining of "Se7en" to endure? or maybe a television series on "Panic Room?"

Oh goody. I can hardly wait.

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