If there are any two things that have been a staple of American culture, it’s grandiose rock concept albums with an overarching narrative, and ambitious movies adapted from underrated novels and comics. That being the case, if one were to combine the two, you’d have created something that IS actually more American than apple pie. This is exactly the case, as some pretty interesting figures in the film and music industry are working on a Fight Club themed Rock Opera!
According to Jeff Goldsmith, a podcast host and journalist, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club director David Fincher, and Nine Inch Nails frontman/composer Trent Reznor are all collaborating to work on what’s been called “an enhanced version of the film.”
Now, with the collision of so much potential rammed into one, sub-120 character tweet, it can be hard to actually interpret how much potential there really is with this collaboration, so it may be easier to break this down a bit. The focal point of this is Trent Reznor, who will be composing the rock opera itself, and as you may know, Reznor has spent the past 4 years composing the dreamy, ambient soundtracks for films like Gone Girl, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although none of the songs fall anywhere close to the realm of rock music, songs pieces like ‘Like Home’ from Gone Girl seem to pull elements from post-rock and Crescendo-core, and feel just epic all around:
So imagine something like that, except with guitars instead of synths, mixed a lot louder, and with the narrative, themes, characters, and motives of Fight Club! While there’s no word about when the final product of this collaboration will be made visible, it is definitely something to look forward to, just to see what the end product could possibly look like