Director David Fincher and creator of “The Goon”, Eric Powell, have been trying to get this project off the ground for years. Announced just this morning, they are turning to Kickstarter in an effort to help develop the animated adaptation of “The Goon”.
Test footage for the film was released a few months back at Comic Con International, but the film is far from finished according to Fincher and Powell. The story follows a mobster known ast The Goon, who fights off zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and all sorts of other mayhem. More below.
From the creative team:
The proof of concept short featured the voices of actors Paul Giamatti as Franky and Clancy Brown as The Goon, both of whom will reprise those roles for the film. Slated to co-direct are Blur Studio co-founder Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler, a director who has been with Blur for ten years. Miller was creative director on the “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” opening title sequence and is also on board to direct “Deadpool” for Fox and “Gravel” for Legendary Pictures; Fowler directed the Academy-Award nominated animated short “Gopher Broke” and has helmed many commercials and projects at Blur Studio.
Blur Studio is an award-winning production and animation studio in Venice, CA made up of Oscar-nominated artists who have created stunning story-driven CG work for feature films, commercials and games for over two decades. Executive Producer David Fincher is the critically acclaimed director of Seven, Fight Club, The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.