A Look At David Fincher’s Animated Film ‘The Goon’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:24 am,

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A film adaptation of the Robert Powell comic book The Goon was announced in the summer of last year, along with the fact that David Fincher would be producing. Just as a reminder, the film will be CG animated, and even though there’s no official synopsis for it yet, the story for the original 1999 comic is as follows:

The Goon tells the adventures of a muscle-bound brawler who claims to be the primary enforcer for a feared mobster. The Goon and his sidekick Franky often get tied up in other machinations, often in relation to the evil zombie gangs. There is a heavy slant on the paranormal.

Even though it was announced at Comic-Con last summer, it was only the poster we got a look at (shown below), and it’s only now we get our first proper look at it with some images and concept art. Even though Fincher is only producing and not directing (there’s actually no word as of yet who will be helming it), it seems his talent as a filmmaker has seriously rubbed off on the film in general as it looks damn cool.

Check out the images below (click for larger versions):

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Look at the sheer detail applied to just about everything we can see (particularly the face of The Goon in the last picture above). Although it is source material I am unfamiliar with, The Goon is an animated film I very much look forward to because of these images and concept art. And having the wonderful David Fincher on-board as a full-on producer (not just an executive producer) doesn’t exactly hurt.

Hopefully we’ll get a trailer to this one soon, and I have every faith it will just add to how impressive this is shaping up to be.

What do you make of what they’ve done with this adaptation? Is anyone out there a fan of the original comic book?

The Goon is expected to be released sometime next year, although no official release date has been set as of yet.

Sources: /Film and AICN

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  1. I am absolutely creaming my pants for these pics. I’ve been a Goon fan for several years, one geeky enough to have squeed in the theater when I spotted an issue of The Goon sitting on a rack in the pharmacy scene of the recent Stephen King adaptation The Mist. I absolutely have to recommend the comics, especially for anyone who loves crazy funny semi-nonsense hullabaloo like the Tick, Sam and Max, Ren and Stimpy, or (dare I say it) old-school Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

    This thing’s got it all: hilarious hijinks and tough-as-nails mob brawls, a zombie priest, a mad scientist, all manner of monsters out and about, wise and not-so-wise old mystics, beautiful femme fatales and dames in trouble… and one hell of a pairing in the granite rock of a man Goon and Frankie, the most disturbingly lovable sidekick since that aforementioned ultra-violent bunny.

    Oh man… I can’t wait to see Franky go all “KNIFE TO THE EYE!” on the big screen.

  2. Coolest poster of ’09.

  3. Look Great !

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