David Fincher, along with Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller from Blur Studios, have taken to Kickstarter in order to complete funding the long-in-development animated film based on The Goon comic. Animated film The Goon isn’t the first time a Hollywood project crowdfunded it’s way in front of audiences. According to NoFilmSchool, Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader’s The Canyons was successful back in June for $159,000. In this case, the money is not going to the actual film itself, but to a fully-realized Story Reel that includes vocal performances from Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown.
GOON FANS of the world, grab your beat sticks and chug some hooch… it’s time to take on Hollywood!
That’s right, this is your chance to help bring everyone’s favorite zombie smasher to the big screen! For over 12 years, Eric Powell’s comic book “The Goon” has thrilled readers around the globe with its fantastic world of mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between. The time has come to bring this great comic to theaters!
You might be asking yourself, “I’ve seen footage of The Goon animated film online… why do they need money? Isn’t it already being made?”
The answer to that question is NO. The Goon Film has NEVER been in production. All the work you’ve seen (animation footage, trailers, artwork, etc.) has been produced independently and out-of-pocket by the creative team of David Fincher, Eric Powell, Blur Studio and Dark Horse Entertainment. We created “proof of concept” footage to show Hollywood the incredible potential of a Goon movie. It was very well received BUT because this movie isn’t a sequel or filled with dancing animals we’ll need more to bust open the gates and UNLEASH Goon and Franky on Hollywood. And by the freakishly barbarian strength of Aunt Kizzie, we’ll find a way to succeed!
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