Nobody Wants To Release Fincher’s ‘Goon’

Wednesday, January 12 by

Hmmm. Haven’t heard too much about The Goon for awhile. Somebody’d better check in with the producer David Fincher about that.

Oh good. Somebody already did. Fincher’s out making the rounds to promote the DVD release of The Social Network and he told AICN when we can expect to see The Goon feature film.

“Animation that isn’t singing furry animals is hard. Especially something as outré as Eric Powell. And it’s his script! (laughs) It’s main-lined Eric Powell. We kind of went out with it at the end of the year and I don’t know that a lot of people were paying attention, but hopefully someone will step in and want to (pick it up).

I gotta hope there are more avenues for animation than… I certainly wouldn’t call The Goon ‘adult animation.’ I think that ends up starting to sound like Fritz The Cat and that’s not what it is. It’s more like “teen animation.” And it’s funny!

Hopefully this will be the year that people go, ‘Wait a minute! We don’t all have to be trying to imitate Pixar!’

Um. Yes you do. Have you seen Pixar movies? Shit is great. Well, maybe not Cars. Just be like all the Pixar movies that aren’t Cars and you’ll be good.

Seriously though, he raises a good point. We need more originality in cinema. This need to force everything to fit a certain mold is watering down entertainment and forcing more and more Focker gatherings and remakes upon us. It’s time to try something different. And I feel like a guy beating the crap out of zombies and Draculas is an excellent place to start.

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