Ever since the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, where some early footage was revealed, things have been pretty quiet on The Goon feature film front, but now that producer David Fincher is out and about promoting the home video release of The Social Network, an update has come in.
In a chat with Quint from Ain’t It Cool News, Fincher had the following 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!'”
He went on to say that all they really need is “$55 million” so it should be a piece of cake to get this baby released, right?
For anyone who’s never read it, the Dark Horse comic The Goon follows a muscle-bound, stocky badass who fights demons, ghosts, werewolves, and anything else the supernatural wants to throw at him. It’s a fun, romping adventure through a world filled with monsters directed by Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller with voices by Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown.
Check out the official The Goon site to learn more about it!
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