Over two years ago we saw a trailer for a forthcoming movie of Eric Powell’s The Goon. It’s still one of the best trailers for a comic book movie that we’ve seen and yet there’s no movie to go along with it, not yet. At the San Diego Comic-Con this year, Powell tweeted an image that implied a Kickstarter project would be forthcoming for the film and now it’s here.
The project’s goal is for $400,000 where they will create a story reel (think of it as a moving storyboard for the entire film with sound effects and music) to try and help studios fully understand the project and hopefully get it made. You can watch their pitch video below and click on the banner to get to their Kickstarter page.
The film would see Clancy Brown playing The Goon with Paul Giamatti as his friend Frankie. The Goon follows the adventures of a muscle-bound brawler who claims to be the primary enforcer for a feared mobster. The stories have a paranormal and comedic edge to them and concern ghosts, zombies, mad scientists and “skunk apes.”