It’s been four long years since we first talked about comic creator Eric Powell and his series “The Goon,” which had just begun to spurn talk of a film adaptation. Back then it was Powell on stage at Comic-Con, talking and creating with comics Brian Posehn, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Back then, there was nothing but a proof-of-concept clip that ravaged the eager crowds of the Con. Since then, Tim Miller of Blur Studios and Dark Horse Studios, alongside his co-director Jeff Fowler, have stuck with the idea. They’ve even roped in David Fincher as a producer. But despite the names attached and the excitement from that first clip, The Goon has never quite gotten off the ground. Presumed dead, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from team Goon.
Now they need some help, and they’re looking to those same giddy fans to foot the bill.
In a video released today, Fincher, Fowler and Miller have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $400,000 for a story reel for the film. And as any Kickstarter campaign has, there are some perks. If you’ve got $10,ooo laying around, you could have lunch with Eric Powell, David Fincher and the rest of the creative team. Not bad. For more, check out this fine, tongue-in-cheek video from the producers, including David Fincher set to “Call Me Maybe,” which is now a real thing.
Will you donate to The Goon movie?