David Fincher gives a little update on his film adaptation of the comic book Goon, which is a movie I'm anxiously looking forward to. An awesome promo trailer for the CGI animated film was shown at Comic-Con, and released online, and it looks awesome! Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown did the voices of the characters in the teaser; they're also attached to the feature-length film... if it ever gets made. Unfortunately, the production still hasn't found funding. Here's what Fincher had to say.
Animation that isn’t singing furry animals is hard. Especially something as outré as Eric Powell. And it’s his script! (laughs) It’s main-lined Eric Powell. We kind of went out with it at the end of the year and I don’t know that a lot of people were paying attention, but hopefully someone will step in and want to (pick it up)
I gotta hope there are more avenues for animation than… I certainly wouldn’t call The Goon “adult animation.” I think that ends up starting to sound like Fritz The Cat and that’s not what it is. It’s more like “teen animation.” And it’s funny!
Hopefully this will be the year that people go, “Wait a minute! We don’t all have to be trying to imitate Pixar!
I don't see why anyone wouldn't want to fund this film, it's going to be awesome! The story follows the adventures of the Goon, a muscle-bound brawler who claims to be the primary enforcer for the feared mobster Labrazio. The Goon (and his sidekick Franky) often get tied up in other machinations, often in relation to the evil zombie gangs under the command of the Nameless Zombie Priest.
If you haven't seen the teaser trailer watch it below, and tell us what you think!