The first rule of Fight Club is: do not Tweet details of up coming musical adaptations of Fight Club - even if you're the creator of Fight Club.
During the melee of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, a tweet from author Chuck Palahniuk - in attendance to promote his Fight Club 2 comic - snuck past the collective attention of the internet.
"Julie Taymor working with David Fincher on a FIGHT CLUB rock opera? You didn’t hear it from me. :)" declared the Tweet, before Palahniuk promptly erased it from the wider web. Slash Film picked up on the hastily deleted reveal, which was lent further weight by journalist Jeff Goldsmith:
While the concept of a punch up in a dimly lit basement, underscored by squealing guitars might seem a grand departure from Palahniuk's original novel, the names involved lend credibility to the project: David Fincher directed 1999's Oscar-nominated adaptation of the title, while Nine Inch Nails grand creative Trent Reznor has worked on the soundtrack of Fincher's most recent three films.
Julie Taymore, mentioned in Palahniuk's deleted Tweet, directed the hugely successful stage musical adaptation of The Lion King, picking up a Tony Award in the process, before following it up with the notably less popular Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
With such talent involved in creating an all-singing, all-fighting adaptation of the mind-bending work, could the project prove to be the Rocky Horror this generation is (apparently) yearning for?
Let us know your thoughts.