Fight Club: The Musical…Because Why Not At This Point?

    January 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Is there a need for fresh and new musicals and Broadways shows? Has the theater-going public had enough of Rogers and Hammerstein and Rent so they’re clamoring for Spider-Man dancing and almost dying and a musical about a secret club of men kicking the crap out of one another for giggles? This ain’t your grandma’s Broadway no mo.

    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.

    Of course people brushed it off? How do you set Fight Club to music? It’s not exactly West Side Story. Well, it’s kind of West Side Story but without all the great dancers and racism.

    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.

    Makes a little more sense now. If anyone is going to set grown men beating each other to music, it’s Trent Reznor. I’m speaking from experience, because most Nine Each Nails song make me want to punch another person. Fine. Give it a shot. It can’t be any worse than Spidey dancing like an idiot. At least in this movie, if someone dies, it makes sense to the story.

    FIGHT CLUB: The Musical May Be Closer to Reality – [Badass News]

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