David Fincher Developing Animated Version of The Goon
The last time Fight Club's David Fincher supported a movie called The Fall, it ended up being an amazing discovery. Now Fincher is a on roll scooping up various properties for big screen adaptation, the latest of which is a cult comic called The Goon. Previously Fincher announced in March that Heavy Metal would be headed to the big screen as an animated feature film being created by Blur Studios. Now we learn that Fincher and Blur Studios will be working together again to create the animated adaptation of The Goon. Considering there isn't much out there from Blur yet, let's hope they're as good as Pixar, because otherwise this and Heavy Metal sound like exciting projects that could turn out incredible.
The Goon is a comic book series created by Eric Powell in 1999. The story is about 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. The series has a distinctly paranormal slant, with the average story concerning ghosts, ghouls, skunk-apes, extra-dimensional aliens, and mad scientists. AICN's Quint calls the comic "a depression-era Hellboy with an even more twisted sense of humor."
This announcement was made on the official website for The Goon yesterday. No distributor has been attached yet, but the project is being developed by Dark Horse Entertainment, an indie studio that hasn't had too many big features yet besides the likes of Hellboy and 30 Days of Night. Although I'm not at all familiar with this comic series, and I don't think too many people are, it does sound pretty frickin' cool. I'm actually convinced enough to go check it out and maybe pick up and read through a few issues. I guess that's what happens when you throw around David Fincher's name. For now I'm just anxious to see some real footage from this and Heavy Metal before saying much else. Thoughts?