Superherohype sat down with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher who updated them on two forthcoming adaptations that have been in development hell for a few years now. First up is Fincher, Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment’s The Goon, based on the Dark Horse Comic’s series by Eric Powell, and set to feature the voices of Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti. The story follows Goon, a muscle-bound brawler, and his sidekick Franky who claim to be the primary enforcers for the feared mobster Labrazio.
“[Creator] Eric [Powell]’s been working on it and Tim’s been working on it, and Jeff (Fowler),” he tells the site. “People continue to work on it and refine stuff, but it’s hard for me because I’m in Sweden, so I can’t really make many production meetings, but the attempt is to in January really go out and try and figure out a price that makes sense.”
He also briefly talks about his adaptation of Charles Burns’ award-winning graphic novel Black Hole, which was originally penned by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery.
“It’s a really great script by Dante Harper, so the hope is that will win out,” he explained. “It’s so weird. It’s so great, because it would be great to see. It’s a very tough… there’s make-up FX and digital FX that are expensive and to do it right, you gotta do it just right, because it has to challenge your idea of the human body.”
The story follows a group of high school students whose lives are altered drastically when they come in contact with a sexually transmitted disease called the “teen plague” or “the bug.”