Thursday, 18 October 2012

"The Goon" Movie... let's KICKSTART this sucker!!!

Mobsters. Zombies. Killer robots. Demon priests. Sound like your typical animated film? Didn't think so... now let's get it made!



I absolutely loved everything about this "Proof of Concept Trailer" for The Goon when I first saw it...would be an awesome movie if done right, so get behind it now so we can see a proper Goon movie!

Check out some more details and view the trailer after the jump, or head straight to the Kickstarter page and pledge your hard earned cash to a worthy cause!

GOON FANS of the world, grab your beat sticks and chug some hooch... it's time to take on Hollywood!
That's right, this is your chance to help bring everyone's favorite zombie smasher to the big screen! For over 12 years, Eric Powell's comic book "The Goon" has thrilled readers around the globe with its fantastic world of mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between. The time has come to bring this great comic to theaters!

You might be asking yourself, "I've seen footage of The Goon animated film online... why do they need money? Isn't it already being made?"

The answer to that question is NO. The Goon Film has NEVER been in production. All the work you've seen (animation footage, trailers, artwork, etc.) has been produced independently and out-of-pocket by the creative team of David Fincher, Eric Powell, Blur Studio and Dark Horse Entertainment. We created "proof of concept" footage to show Hollywood the incredible potential of a Goon movie. It was very well received BUT because this movie isn't a sequel or filled with dancing animals we'll need more to bust open the gates and UNLEASH Goon and Franky on Hollywood. And by the freakishly barbarian strength of Aunt Kizzie, we'll find a way to succeed!

This is where YOU come in.


The next step of our plan is to begin the filmmaking process by producing a feature length STORY REEL based on Eric Powell's amazing script. (a story reel is a rough edit of storyboards combined with music and sound effects) This will give Hollywood a complete look at the Goon film's potential... from his early life in the carnival to busting heads in the mysterious town with no name. We all know the Goon's incredible story, the over-the-top action, hilarious comedy and genuine heart, but now it's time for Hollywood to experience it as well.

Help us make a NEW KIND of animated film... one that's LOUD, VIOLENT and OFFENSIVE TO YOUR GRANDMA.

Story reels allow the film to come to life at an early stage.

Your donations will directly FUND "The Goon" movie STORY REEL. (including vocal performances by Oscar® Nominee Paul Giamatti as "Franky" and Clancy Brown as "The Goon")

For our KICKSTARTER, we've designed a special series of incentives for Goon fans of every donation level... from blog access, t-shirts, limited edition posters and original artwork to high-powered fondue parties at David Fincher's Hollywood mansion. (that's a joke, David lives in a top secret Dick Cheney-like subterranean lair) But we ARE offering a day at Blur Studio where'll you'll get an ALL-ACCESS TOUR and MEET the filmmakers... along with a special SCREENING of the finished story reel!
Goon and Franky are no strangers to money collecting... just don't make 'em ask you TWICE!





WHO WE ARE


BLUR STUDIO is a highly-motivated team of Oscar®-nominated artists located in Venice, CA who've created stunning, story-driven computer-generated work in feature films, commercials, and game cinematics for almost two decades.

Staffed by over a hundred diehard comic fans, we quickly acknowledged the unique vision of "The Goon" and entered a partnership with creator Eric Powell, David Fincher (critically-acclaimed director of Seven, Fight Club, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Dark Horse Entertainment to bring this great world to theaters.