One of the most disappointing stories of last year was the official announcement that the CG movie adaptation of Eric Powell’s comic book series The Goon would never see the light of day, due to a lack of funding.
The film had a trailer back in July 2010, (see below), which had Paul Giamatti voicing the character of Franky and Clancy Brown as The Goon and director David Fincher was on-board as a producer but then the project hit the skids and up until recently it was assumed that the movie had been consigned to development hell. Now it seems there’s hope for the project with the announcement of a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds so that the movie can finally be released theatrically. It was also revealed on the Kickstarter page that The Goon has never been in production and that all the work up till now had been produced independently and paid for by the creative team consisting of Fincher, Powell, Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment.
So if you’re a fan of The Goon or would love to see this character brought to life for the big screen then why not donate to their Kickstarter campaign and help the project raise $400,000 to finance a story reel.
If I were to win the lottery tomorrow I’d give them all the money they need.