And now he’s finally revealing some details about the plot. You know, besides that we want it in our hands right now and it might include a kidnapping or two.
As he explained to Hustler in a recent interview:
The sequel will be told from the– at first– submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator’s life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I’m calling him Cornelius. He’s living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she’d once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and– go figure– Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives.
Our favorite part? Because FOX dubbed the narrator Jack, Palahniuk will purposefully name him Cornelius. Gotta love it.