FIGHT CLUB: The Musical May Be Closer to Reality

That headline is not a joke! David Fincher’s long-pondered stage musical version of FIGHT CLUB still has some life left in it.

Years ago David Fincher talked about being interested in doing a Fight Club musical as a celebration of the film’s tenth anniversary. I think many people brushed it off as being a lark or a joke or a passing thing, especially when 2009 came and went without the show turning up. But it turns out that somewhere in the back of Fincher’s head the concept has continued, and it’s still on his mind.

Tonight The Social Network screened for members of the Screen Actors Guild, and at the Q&A afterwards Fincher mentioned that he’s been recently talking to Trent Reznor about doing the musical. Back when the project was initially floated, Trent Reznor had expressed interest in doing the music; since then Fincher and Reznor have worked together on The Social Network and Reznor will be scoring the currently-in-production Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

All of a sudden this Fight Club musical seems like something that could actually happen. I think it sounds like a stellar idea; it’s completely weird, it’s got the possibility of being excellent and best of all it should inspire a whole new generation to completely and totally miss the point of Fight Club.

Thanks to Akihiro Kitamura, the front end of the Human Centipede, for the info.