Great Voice Cast Potentials for Eric Powell's The Goon Movie

July 26, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

The Goon

You might remember hearing (or seeing) some details about a movie based on Eric Powell's cult comic The Goon previously. The entire project is being spearheaded by David Fincher and is being animated by Blur Studios, but it hasn't gotten the greenlight, which I'm guessing means they still need extra funding. Well, since The Goon is a comic, they had a big presence at Comic-Con this weekend, including a panel earlier in the week. SlashFilm was there and got the scoop on a few new details straight from Eric Powell himself, including that Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti are interested in providing their voices for the movie.

Unfortunately, neither of them are officially signed on, because the movie hasn't actually started production. In fact, it still doesn't even have a director yet. But they were shown a few test scenes that Blur Studios had put together that included the voices of Brown and Giamatti. If you know nothing about this comic, well, here's the perfect way to introduce you to the tone of the whole thing. The first clip they were shown was a public service announcement from the Goon, who explained how to deal with a zombie: "Pick up a hammer or a large wrench, maybe a rusty mailbox and… bash the fucker's head in!" Yes this will be at least PG-13.

Actually, it's not that they don't have a director, they just can't announce him yet ("he said he's not allowed to say right now"). In regards to specific characters, Clancy Brown would voice the lead character the Goon, and Paul Giamatti would voice his sidekick Franky (the little guy to the right above). SlashFilm's Russ Fischer doesn't mention anything else about the status of the project or whether it'll end up going into production soon. But from the footage they showed and the early test shots we posted in March as well as the potential casting of Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti, this is something I want to see as soon as possible.

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I've been wondering about this, glad to know that Fincher is still in control even if it isn't in stone yet, but it will happen, David Fincher has shown that his directing abilities are amazing with Seven, Fight Club, and now Curious Case when can out faith in Fincher, so I know that The Goon will be great. As for Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti wanting wanting to provide their voice talents that is just great news!

Xerxex on Jul 26, 2009


I'm looking forward to this movie getting made. I've enjoyed the comics for some time now. I just wanted to correct one thing though... The Goon is the big, burly guy in the picture and Franky is the little guy with the undershirt and the Little Orphan Annie eyes.

Mark on Jul 26, 2009


I like these choices, I had a couple of different choices for the two characters. For the Goon I envisioned someone like Bruce Willis or even Michael Madsen, for Frankie I imagined Steve Buscemi as the voice. But Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti are great choices.

The_Kid on Jul 26, 2009


alex get ur chars right at least...jesus

ohlord on Jul 26, 2009


That image looks like a cross between TF2 and Gorillaz animation

ocp on Jul 26, 2009

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