Last week, news came of a possible stage musical based on the James Bond film franchise and it sounded to us like one of the least likely of subjects for a song and dance show. Well, what do you think about Fight Club: The Musical?

Chuck Palahniuk, writer of the novel on which the film, and now a musical, was based tweeted out the following a few days ago –

Julie Taymor working with David Fincher on a FIGHT CLUB rock opera? You didn’t hear it from me. :) #SDCC
— Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) July 12, 2015

Although Palahniuk later deleted the tweet, Collider is quick to point out that this is not the first mention of this project from the writer. A few months back he told the folks at MTV News

Fincher is optioning the stage rights. He’s finally moving on to the big rock opera. David says that there’s been a rock opera for every generation, you know, “Tommy” and then “The Wall,” but there really hasn’t been a really big one for the current generation – and he and Trent Reznor are really determined to make that happen. And David’s been consulting with Julie Taymor, the director, and she’s been kind of coaching him on what it takes to get a huge stage production.

Now, while this may sound as odd, or even odder, an idea than the James Bond musical, it does have one thing going in its favor right now – Julie Taymor. Sure, she has a rather big blot on her record right now thanks to the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical, but she still has enough good on her ledger in both her film and stage projects that

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