MTV has unveiled a first look at the upcoming CGI cartoon version of The Goon, Eric Powell’s awesomely awesome comic book series about a massively-muscled thug who fights zombies, demons and other assorted nastiest. For the upcoming animated film “The Goon” from producer David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, Seven), the animated studio Blur Studios and Dark Horse Entertainment will bring “The Goon” to film. The comic book artist Eric Powell is writing the script.
Not too much is known about the plot of the upcoming feature, but “The Goon” is a hugely popular comic book created by Eric Powell in 1999, which follows a muscle bound brawler named Goon. Dark Horse has been publishing the comic book since 2003.
The clip is just a 30-second preview of extended animation that will be shown at this weekend’s Comic-Con Convention in San Diego. The footage, created by Blur Studios, is part of a long-gestating animated film that is being produced by David Fincher. Clancy Brown will provide the voice of The Goon while Paul Giamatti will voice Frankie, The Goon’s wife-beater wearing sidekick. A release date for the film hasn’t been announced but one might expect that news to be discussed at the film’s Comic-Con panel.