A film version of the Dark Horse comic The Goon has been bouncing around development hell for a while now, but creator Eric Powell promises it is still going to happen.
Powell, along with David Fincher, Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment, has been working for a long time to get an animated film version of the comic made. The only problem? They’re aiming for adult animated, and that’s a hard sell for Hollywood.
So they’ve turned to Kickstarter and raised $441,900 to make a full-length story reel of the proposed film, which they’ll use to shop the projects around to studios in hopes of finding someone with deep pockets to take a chance on it.
Here’s an excerpt from Powell’s latest update:
“It’s been a long road, but being the stubborn S.O.B.’s that we are, we refused to take Hollywood’s lack of vision for non-childish animation as an answer and remain undaunted in bringing you a faithful adaptation of Goon in all his pipe wrench across monster mug glory…
I have seen about 90% of the story reel footage, and I’m super proud of the efforts of everyone involved. Everyone remains just as passionate as ever to get this film completed, and it shows in every frame of the story reel. We still have hurtles to cross, but armed with this story reel and your overwhelming support, we remain confident we will find the right home for this film.”
It’s nice to know that, despite the pushback, Powell doesn’t plan on giving up. It's a cool, dark comic — and we’d love to see how it translates to the film medium, especially with something as unique as an animated movie.
(Via Digital Spy)