David Fincher Launches Kickstarter to Gain Funding for THE GOON; Releases Humorous Video Asking for Your Money

     October 12, 2012

A feature film adaptation of Eric Powell’s Dark Horse Comics series The Goon has been in development for many, many years, but it’s had a lot of trouble getting off the ground despite the fact that talent like David Fincher and Paul Giamatti are attached.  An impressive “proof of concept” trailer was put together to show off the tone and visuals of what the proposed animated film would be like, but studios still weren’t biting given the decidedly un-PG material.

Now Fincher (who is producing the film) has decided to start a Kickstarter fund for the film alongside Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler, who will co-direct.  Miller was responsible for creating the fantastic opening title sequence for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and recently helmed the Halo 4 launch trailer that Fincher produced, so The Goon looks to be in great hands. Hit the jump for more, including a really, really, funny video from Fincher, Miller, and Fowler.

The trio is looking to raise $400,000 to put together a story reel, as I assume the current supernatural craze and success of darker “kids” films like ParaNorman has given them hope that they can finally get this thing made.  This is a top-notch creative team coming together for what will surely be one hell of an animated film, so if there ever was a Kickstarter campaign worthy of your money, this is it.

In order to kickstart the Kickstarter campaign, Fincher, Miller, and Fowler have made a fantastic video asking for donations, targeting a number of specific groups like “Marvel Superhero Fans” and “Xenophobes” in order to hit their goal.

Watch the video below, followed by The Goon proof of concept trailer that was made a few years ago.  Click here to visit the Kickstarter page and make a contribution.

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  • caladan brood

    lets see.. what do i have, to give? yes.. house, car, my PC…take it.. take it quick!!

  • Valvados

    David Fincher bumping to Rack City for one second was hilarious. Great video.

  • daveyboy

    Yes! Yesyesyesyesyes!!!!!!!

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  • Joe

    nice looking renders, but i hate overacting animation… they should ease up with all those shoulder bouncing, every movement is like they have a spring up their butts.

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  • spidey2099isthebest

    Honestly who wouldn’t give this guy money to fund something that will potentially be ‘good’ at the very least? This guy has such a rich history of great movies it’s not funny.

  • Jugger

    So David Fincher, an A list studio director with a long string of commercial and critical hits can’t either pay for the $400,000 himself for just the storyreel? Or attract the interest of an investor with his track record. Hell Mel Gibson paid for The Passion of the Christ himself, and Fincher couldn’t contribute $400,000. Or if he couldn’t afford it find a way to pare down costs so he could afford it? Sorry, I’m just not drinking the Kool Aid with the rest of the geek community.

    • Stefan_san

      My personal guess is that he already payed for the pre-production for the last three years, without getting a willing studio on board, and that the campaign is more about showing how many people would be willing to pay money for such a movie, rather than the need for money.

  • Jugger

    Look if Paul Thomas Anderson can get $40 million for a very noncommercial film like The Master and The Wachowskis and Tykwer can get $100 million for something as risky as Cloud Atlas, someone in Hollywood will give him $400,000 for a story reel. If they’re trying to show that there is interest there are other ways to show it than a Kickstarter campaign. I’d rather give my money to an indie filmmaker trying to get their first film made not an A lister whose been in the business for 30 years and has contacts to get the money he needs.

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