A feature film adaptation of Eric Powell’s Dark Horse Comics series The Goon has been in development for many, many years, but it’s had a lot of trouble getting off the ground despite the fact that talent like David Fincher and Paul Giamatti are attached. An impressive “proof of concept” trailer was put together to show off the tone and visuals of what the proposed animated film would be like, but studios still weren’t biting given the decidedly un-PG material.
Now Fincher (who is producing the film) has decided to start a Kickstarter fund for the film alongside Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler, who will co-direct. Miller was responsible for creating the fantastic opening title sequence for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and recently helmed the Halo 4 launch trailer that Fincher produced, so The Goon looks to be in great hands. Hit the jump for more, including a really, really, funny video from Fincher, Miller, and Fowler.
The trio is looking to raise $400,000 to put together a story reel, as I assume the current supernatural craze and success of darker “kids” films like ParaNorman has given them hope that they can finally get this thing made. This is a top-notch creative team coming together for what will surely be one hell of an animated film, so if there ever was a Kickstarter campaign worthy of your money, this is it.
In order to kickstart the Kickstarter campaign, Fincher, Miller, and Fowler have made a fantastic video asking for donations, targeting a number of specific groups like “Marvel Superhero Fans” and “Xenophobes” in order to hit their goal.
Watch the video below, followed by The Goon proof of concept trailer that was made a few years ago. Click here to visit the Kickstarter page and make a contribution.