It’s turning out to be a very good day for films everybody assumed would never happen! Tim Miller, best known for turning a foul-mouthed superhero into an R-rated blockbuster, said that the adaptation of Eric Powell’s unbelievably great comic may actually still be made, and it’s likely thanks to Deadpool‘s success.
The Goon movie has been bandied about since 2012, when David Fincher signed on to produce, and the then-little-known Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler aboard as co-directors. As you can see from the excellent proof-of-concept trailer above (with voice work from Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti as Goon and Frankie, respectively), The Goon is (or should be) solidly R-rated, and four years ago studios balked at the-unheard-of idea of an R-rated movie based on a comic book (especially a CG one).
“We haven’t taken it back out yet, but I can honestly say, without saying who, there has been a number of calls now — for years it didn’t happen — saying, ‘Hey we hear you have this Goon project. When can we see it? What can we see?’ Jeff and I re-recorded some V.O. for the animatic last week, we’re doing some more week after next with a very prominent movie star. We know we’ve got a really good shot here and we wanna put our best foot forward.”