If you’re not already following Eric Powell’s absolutely awesome horror comic, The Goon, I’m going to suggest that you stop reading this right now and head out to your local comic shop/big-box book store that carries trade paperbacks and buy a couple of collections. Seriously. Right now. I’ll be here when you get back.
Back? Did you find everything okay? Take some time to familiarize yourself with the books. Awesome. In the event that you couldn’t make it out and buy a couple of comics, I’ll sum it up for you. The Goon is a pulpy crime comic about a brutish ogre of a man and his wiry, spastic buddy with a big mouth. Together they run skid row and fight back zombies, Lovecraftian monsters and other assorted horror devices.
It’s a very, very funny comic. Fans of Hellboy will really appreciate it. One such Goon fan is director David Fincher and according to Eric Powell’s website, Fincher has optioned The Goon to be an animated feature with work done by award-winning Blur Studio. It looks as though Fincher will be taking on producer duties and a director will be chosen at a later date. Whether or not this actually goes through is up in the air, though. Fincher has a bit of a history with this sort of project. Seems like years ago he optioned Arthur C. Clarke’s sci-fi classic, Rendezvous With Rama to be an animated feature and that never happened.
So fingers crossed, everybody.