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David Fincher gives an update on The Goon animated movie

01.12.2011by:

Eric Powell's terrific monster/mobster comic THE GOON is still slowly coming to computer-rendered life, courtesy of producer David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB, etc.) and FX company Blur Studios. We've seen the Comic Con test footage (below) with Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown, but news on the feature has been scarce.

During a lengthy chat with the filmmaker for THE SOCIAL NETWORK home release, AICN squeezed him for an update on the project, and Fincher had this to say:

"Animation that isn’t singing furry animals is hard. Especially something as outré as Eric Powell. And it’s his script! (laughs) It’s main-lined Eric Powell. We kind of went out with it at the end of the year and I don’t know that a lot of people were paying attention, but hopefully someone will step in and want to (pick it up).

I gotta hope there are more avenues for animation than… I certainly wouldn’t call The Goon “adult animation.” I think that ends up starting to sound like Fritz The Cat and that’s not what it is. It’s more like “teen animation.” And it’s funny!

Hopefully this will be the year that people go, “Wait a minute! We don’t all have to be trying to imitate Pixar!"

The Dark Horse comic revolves around a brutish creature-punching mob enforcer and his mouthy buddy Frankie, and their misadventures in a bizarre monster-filled town.

Extra Tidbit: Sounds like the movie is budgeted around $55 million -- c'mon, someone with deep pockets make this happen!
Source: AICN

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1:32AM on 01/14/2011
The eyes freak me out. Looks wicked though.
The eyes freak me out. Looks wicked though.
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7:15PM on 01/13/2011
ive been watchin this footage for months, i cant wait much longer. someone please release this picture !
ive been watchin this footage for months, i cant wait much longer. someone please release this picture !
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2:24PM on 01/13/2011
Fincher can make anything great. Finally saw The Social Network and it was nothing short of brilliant.
Fincher can make anything great. Finally saw The Social Network and it was nothing short of brilliant.
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10:41AM on 01/13/2011
Oh shit! Get the buzz going! Test footage looks amazing. Make this movie soon! I hate exclamation points, but fuck yeah, I want to see this!
Oh shit! Get the buzz going! Test footage looks amazing. Make this movie soon! I hate exclamation points, but fuck yeah, I want to see this!
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1:55PM on 01/13/2011
dude!
dude!
10:20AM on 01/13/2011
can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!! Man the cast is perfect!!
can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!! Man the cast is perfect!!
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7:45AM on 01/13/2011
Zombies: Check.

Bad Language: Check.

No cute and cuddly animated characters dancing to shitty music: BIG OL' FUCKING CHECK.
Zombies: Check.

Bad Language: Check.

No cute and cuddly animated characters dancing to shitty music: BIG OL' FUCKING CHECK.
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7:17AM on 01/13/2011
I so want to watch it!!! I cannot wait, this is amazing, this is so unPixar (about time things change with the cliches in animation, I am so fed up watching all these animation films that all have the same structure)!!! The comics are great, seems like the movie will also be that good!
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I so want to watch it!!! I cannot wait, this is amazing, this is so unPixar (about time things change with the cliches in animation, I am so fed up watching all these animation films that all have the same structure)!!! The comics are great, seems like the movie will also be that good!
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6:12AM on 01/13/2011
Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown are perfect casting for this, I really hope this gets released sooner rather than later.
Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown are perfect casting for this, I really hope this gets released sooner rather than later.
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2:37AM on 01/13/2011
I AM SO READY FOR THIS!!!!!
I AM SO READY FOR THIS!!!!!
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1:57PM on 01/13/2011
me three!
me three!
1:16AM on 01/13/2011
This is far and away one of the coolest trailers I've ever seen.
This is far and away one of the coolest trailers I've ever seen.
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