When I saw the first little short film adaptation of the comic book ‘The Goon’, I felt as though I had been given a little Comic Con Christmas gift, and then there was nothing. It felt like the project had died, or fallen to the wayside like so many others before it. Until now:
Producer David Fincher has decided to give crowd sourcing a try and has begun a Kickstarter campaign to get the animated feature off the ground.
The last time we heard anything about ‘The Goon’ was back in 2010 when the short film you see above was premiered. Now, the team over at Blur Studios, Eric Powell the creator of the graphic novel, and Fincher have rallied together to produce a huge story reel of the feature.
The comic book, and film are set in a post apocalyptic world that is overrun with zombies, evil robots, cannibal hobos, and a giant squid. Armed with a giant wrench The Goon and his sidekick Franky (who has a Tommy gun) fight off evil zombie priests and their undead concregations. The Goon is voiced by Clancy Brown, and Franky is voiced by Paul Giamatti.
The team already has a script from the creator, but need a “proof of concept” to sell the studios on the project, which knowing David Fincher probably has a pretty sizable budget. Now, after investing thousands of the their own money and countless hours of effort, the group has opted to reach out to comic book fans or just about anyone who’s willing to donate to make this film a reality.
The film will be co-directed by Blur Studio co-founder Tim Miller, and Jeff Fowler. Miller was the creative director on the memorable opening sequence for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Jeff Fowler directed the Academy-Award nominated short “Gopher Broke” and as been the helmsman on many of the commercials and projects produced at the studio.
Well nation, do you think you’ll be donating to this awesome project?