First Look: David Fincher's Animated Version of The Goon

March 14, 2009
Source: Ain't It Cool News

First Look: David Fincher's Animated Version of The Goon

Last year during Comic-Con we announced that Eric Powell's cult comic The Goon was being adapted into an animated feature film by none other than David Fincher. Although I've never personally read the comic, it seems like a pretty damn good cult comic, and I'm very interested in seeing how the movie will turn out. Well thanks to Quint at Ain't It Cool News, we've finally got a first look at the first few shots from The Goon movie and it looks much better than I was expecting. Blur Studios, also behind the upcoming Heavy Metal movie, is developing this, which is one of the first complete features they're entirely behind creating.

The Goon Movie

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. I really can't wait to see more from this soon, because it certainly looks awesome so far! Thoughts?

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  • I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more images from this movie. The Goon is a great comic book and if the movie maintains Eric's artistic style then this could turn out great!
  • Tony
    You should read it, it's excellent!
  • Christopher M
    I'm excited for this and Heavy Metal...the Aeon Flux segment in Heavy Metal sounds amazing... I hope a studio picks it up and they get it into production before the end of the year...
  • Trin
    Gorillaz, much?
  • Dan W
    looks awesome. nothing to do with gorillaz at all
  • The Goon will translate into this type of movie so well. The adherence to Eric Powell's art style looks great from those pics too. If anybody is looking for some comics to pick up, you'd be well served to pick up The Goon. The Goon/Hellboy crossover is worth reading too if you can find it. Not sure if it was released in tpb or not.
  • Powell's run on superman/bizarro story was awesome and the goon is great. This should be fun and looks fantastic so far.
  • Frank
    Trin, considering The Goon came out before Gorillaz, i'd shut your mouth. as cool as this is though....can't wait to see Heavy Metal!!
  • This looks cool as shit. Granted, only one picture, but it still looks very cool. Pretty stoked. I've been a big fan of Eric Powell for a long time so it's always good to see something come from him. Very excited
  • Badass definitive style. Bring it.
  • Timothy
    This looks pretty cool.
  • Johnny Crow
    Im stoked.
  • mos
    wonder whos voicing the goon
  • Ajax
    Love the Goon, and I love what I am seeing
  • Fisherr
    Thoughts? For me? I think the idea of the move is different and new than the crap that we normally see in animated and 3D Movies If the movie is exactly like what you are saying Alex i think it will be amazing to watch something a little bit different from usual Animated movies i am excited about: 1-Monsters Vs. Aliens 2-The Goon 3-UP!
  • zetsu
    don't really no the comic,but i'm very there any films coming out that aren't based on a comic or graphic novel ?
  • Al
    16, Inglourious Basterds! 😀 !
  • Boggy
    The comic is great and I can't imagine anyone better than David Fincher to produce, especially if (as claimed) Eric Powell is writing the screenplay. This comic will translate really well to film. I'm happy...




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