'The Goon' Movie Could Get Made, If You'll Pay for Some of It

October 12, 2012


If you're a fan of Eric Powell's The Goon comics, now is your chance to show your fandom by helping Powell, Blur Studio, and producer David Fincher make an animated film adaptation. All you have to do is give them some money to do that.

As shown in a proof-of-concept trailer (below) that debuted over two years ago now, the creative team behind the project has definitely captured the look and feel of the comic, and Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown have already agreed to give the characters pretty much exactly the voices they should have. The issue is that for some reason the studios have decided this is the one time they should not immediately greenlight a project involving vampires and zombies. By contributing to The Goon Kickstarter, you'd be funding a story reel ("a rough edit of storyboards combined with music and sound effects") of Powell's script that would then be shown to Hollywood types, which would hopefully get them to say, "Ohhh, we get it. We were still thinking the hockey movie with Stiffler. Here, have some money, guys."

Anyway, here's the full pitch. David Fincher does comedy!

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