David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk Discuss 'Fight Club' at Comic Con

David Fincher and Chuck Palahniuk Discus Fight Club at Comic Con
Photo: 20th Century Fox

Beyond all the comic book nonsense, the 60-second glimpses of superheroes and the trailer reveals that will be online 24 hours after they premiere, Comic Con does offer some cool panels, one of which this year was a Q&A session featuring "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk and the film adaptation's director David Fincher, among other guests, discussing the story's genesis, marketing and legacy as Palahniuk prepares the April 2015 release of a 10-issue, graphic novel sequel to "Fight Club" through Dark Horse Comics, which will pick up 10 years after the novel left off.

I have yet to listen to the entirety of what follows, but thanks to Jeff Goldsmith you can listen to the entire Comic Con panel directly below. After Goldsmith's intro, it runs for about 50 minutes so dive in and enjoy.

Also, I'd love to read your favorite quotes from the Q&A, so if you listen, post them below in the comments. Palahniuk gets us started...

  • ⌬ Major Omniscient ⌬

    I think you mean "Discuss," Brad, not "Discus." After reading your headline I pictured those two guys spinning around and throwing a blu-ray of the movie like a discus. ☺

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/EPayneDDS/ Erik

    Fincher, referring to the beating up of Leto's character's face in his main fight scene, "Nowadays we would use CG, and send out for that shit like pizza." (21:40)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/EPayneDDS/ Erik

    After Fincher's 12 year old daughter told him her friend Max's favorite movie was Fight Club, "I don't want you to ever talk to Max again..."

    • http://thebioscopist.com TheBioscopist

      I liked that quote too.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/T-1000/ TJ

    I really liked the quote when Fincher is talking about people getting offended by violence..." I feel when people go into the cinema they're fairly well informed with what they're about to see didn't actually happen. It's amazing how offended people can get by ideas."

    Also liked when he's speaking about the film "If you have a list of the ten favorite scenes and the ten least favorite scenes. The top three are the same." It really shows how polarizing violence and unique ideas can be.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheJackal/ The Jackal

    Thanks for posting this amazing and informative Q&A, Brad. They should include this on the 20th Anniversary Blu-ray (or whatever format we're all using) in 2019.