Well this sucks!
Movie websites Slashfilm and IFC are reporting the sad story that CGI animated movie The Goon, (not the one doing the rounds right now starring Stifler), may not ever see the light of day. Apparantly the film, based on Eric Powell’s wonderfully dark and gothic graphic novels, which was to be produced by David Fincher, (Seven, The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), has slipped into a coma due to problems with the movie’s budget.
Actors Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown had been confirmed as the voice leads back in 2009 and various stills and even a lengthy teaser trailer, (see above), had been released, but it now it seems that cash has simply run out and The Goon might never be finished.
(via Slashfilm & IFC)
Thank God, (insert other invisible deity here), for Mark Millar, a man whose ambitions and creativity knows no bounds.
The comic book writer from Coatbridge, who’s achievements include working for DC Comics, Marvel and penning Wanted and Kick-Ass graphic novels which were later turned into highly successful Hollywood blockbusters, is now working on a whole new project. He’s just launched his own company Millarworld Productions and plans to centre future projects, (both for the big and small screen), in and around Scotland.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that the 41 year-old has six Hollywood projects on the horizon the first of which is called American Jesus, a movie about Jodie Christianson, a 12 year-old boy living in Illinois in the 80s who’s hit by a truck and miraculously survives without a scratch. As the story develops the young boy’s mother confesses to him that his birth was a miracle and realising that he may be the reincarnation of Christ the boy flees to Scotland in the hope that the evil forces now hunting for him don’t find him. No word yet on who will star in this production but considering the subject matter it certainly won’t be short of attention. Bring it on West Boro Baptist Church!
One of the more exciting prospects, for us at least, is Millar’s plans to start making interesting and engaging TV, which thankfully won’t involve pretentious panels of fuckwits mulling over the week’s news, or Z-list celebrites documenting their mundane travels in foreign countries. In the interview with The Sun he states:
“I just want to make TV shows that I actually want to watch. I can’t stand all the low-end reality shows.
“I know a lot of the guys making those programmes and they hate them as much as I do. I just want to do real quality here and that can be high-end documentaries or brand new formats as much as quality dramas like The Sopranos or Mad Men.
American Jesus? Scottish God.
You can read the entire interview HERE.
With Cowboys & Aliens set for general release this summer colossal nerds movie fans can now look ahead in feverish anticipation to a similar project which has just been given the green light by Sony Pictures.
*(Here’s hoping our first draft script of Ninjas vs Pirates vs Knights vs Vampires vs Werewolves vs Hoodies, will now be considered)*
Zombies Vs Robots will be a dynamic new film, based on a series of graphic novels, which tells the story of robots brought back from the future through a time travelling gateway created by scientists. They inadvertently bring with them an infection which wipes out the human race, turning most into blood thirsty zombies, except for one immune child. Realising that the infant is all of what remains of the human race the robots vow to protect the child until they figure out a way to clone the baby to reboot humanity. But zombies being zombies want brains and will stop at nothing to ensure the last living human is eaten. Cue a full scale war between Robots and Zombies.
By the way did we mention that Michael Bay is to direct? Yes, we too had the same reaction. (via Geeks Of Doom)