As much as I’d love to see Eric Powell’s The Goon adapted for the big screen, I’m frankly sick of hearing stories about it not happening. How about they stop jumping the gun with announcements and work on it behind closed doors, especially since Powell revealed the animated genre pic has NO FUNDING, and NEVER DID.
“Recently some sites have been saying the ‘Goon’ film has been nixed based on comments from Paul Giamatti saying he didn’t know where the film was at and we must have ran out of money,” said Powell on his blog. “Let me assure you we have not run out of money… because we never had any money to run out of.
It’s been a while since anyone spoke to Giamatti about the project and I guess he wasn’t kept in the loop as to what was going on. So zip up your fly, Internet. ‘The Goon’ is in the exact same position it’s been in for the past couple of years. Prepping the design and script while searching for funding.”
Good to know, maybe next time don’t jump the gun on an announcement? This isn’t even development hell, it’s worse.