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The Goon

Just a friendly public service announcement for all you "Goon" fans out there...

The Dark Horse movie adaptation has been in limbo for years now, and Blur Studios has been pulling out all the stops to get the movie made thanks to a massive Kickstarter effort. That effort draws to a close this coming weekend, with only $3,000 standing in the way of the project's pledge goal as of this writing. So if you're a fan of "The Goon" and have yet to donate, or if you already have but know somebody willing to join the cause, direct them to the "Goon" Kickstarter page — time is running out, and quick!

UPDATE: The goal has been reached! You did it!

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You wanna see a friggin' "Goon" movie? Then you better be ready to friggin' pay! Blur Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for their long awaited adaptation of Eric Powell's Dark Horse series, and our friends at MTV Geek have a big, long interview with the team's Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler all about their plans.

"The same reason it makes a great comic book is the same reason it would make a great film," Fowler tells MTV Geek. "There's nothing out there like it. Eric's world doesn't have any kind of parallel in comics or film."

Read the full interview with Miller and Fowler over here!

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"The Goon" has been in development for well over two years now, but even after the official trailer launch at Comic-Con in 2010, there's been very little progress, at least in the public eye.

But now, things are getting kickstarted, quite literally, as the team at Blur Studio have launched a Kickstarter page to secure funding for "The Goon." Their goal is to reach $400,000 in pledges, which they'll use to produce a feature length story reel — a rough edit of storyboards, music and sound effects to give Hollywood an idea of what they have in mind for their adaptation of Eric Powell's face-smashing comic.

Head over to the "Goon" Kickstarter to help this sucker finally get off the ground!

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Batman gets some awesome new credits. "The Goon" may or may not be in a little bit of a pickle. And even if you're pining for the days of Tobey Maguire and fearful of the incoming Andrew Garfield era, never fear — Stan Lee is here to cool your jets.

Strap on your Tights and get all of today's comic book mini-news beyond the break!

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We’d write that David Fincher is having a big year, but it seems like he’s been in permanent kill mode for a while. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" comes out tomorrow, and it’s sure to sweep box offices if not critical year-end lists. He’s also got plenty of projects in the distant future, including a Disney adaptation of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and “House of Cards," the first original television show for Netflix.

But there’s another project that comic fans would like to see him tackle as soon as possible: Eric Powell’s “The Goon," that irascible thug with the lead pipe. When talking to MTV News, Fincher revealed that the animated film is still in development, although it might be a while.

“We're still trying. Eric rewrote his script," he said. “He got away from the genesis story, and I feel like we need to go back to a little bit of what he had before."

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B.P.R.D.Earlier this week we gave you a sneak peek at the upcoming relaunch of Dark Horse Comics' anthology series "Dark Horse Presents," including a preview of "Xerxes," Frank Miller's follow-up to "300." Along with chatting up Dark Horse president Mike Richardson about all things DHP, we also got an update on some of the movie projects in development at their film production arm, Dark Horse Entertainment.

From adaptations of popular comic book series like "Criminal Macabre" and "The Goon" to original films like "Bruce Campbell Vs. Frankenstein," Dark Horse currently has a long list of fan-friendly projects in various stages of development.

While Richardson couldn't offer too many details, he did offer a status update of sorts for many of the films, and hinted that that one of the company's most popular franchises is changing things up in a big way for its next installment. Read More...

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With filmmaker David Fincher producing, comic book creator Eric Powell intimately involved, Paul Giamatti voicing Franky and Clancy Brown occupying the title role, there's very little doubt that Blur Studios' developing adaptation of "The Goon" is going to remain faithful to the material seen in the celebrated Dark Horse Comics series.

Even looking past the talent involved, all a fan needs to do is watch the two-and-a-half minute "Goon" footage that Fincher, Powell and Blur Studios presented to Comic-Con audiences last week to know that a faithful adaptation is on the way.

But don't expect "The Goon" to be a literal translation, either. According to the film's creative team, there are some elements from the comic book series that simply won't make the leap to film. Read More...

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"The Goon" may not have full funding yet, but that didn't stop David Fincher from getting behind his animated film adaptation of Eric Powell's quirky horror/noir series. The "Fight Club" and "Social Network" director admitted that 2010 marked his first trip San Diego for Comic-Con International, but he hopes the trip will prove worthwhile and result in financial backing to get the project completed and out to audiences.

"It doesn't make any sense to make a movie that people say, 'We can't sell this,' so it should find a place where people go, 'We understand how to get this to theaters,'" Fincher told MTV News. Read More...

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Earlier this week, we gave you a teaser for "The Goon" footage that debuted during tonight's panel at Comic-Con, and now we have something more... a lot more, in fact!

The new footage is a longer clip created by Blur Studios to showcase the project, which is based on Eric Powell's celebrated Dark Horse Comics series and produced by award-winning filmmaker David Fincher. "The Goon" team is looking for a studio to snatch up the project and finance production, and after seeing the footage here it probably won't be long until that happens.

Just in case you haven't been following our coverage of the film, The Goon is voiced by Clancy Brown, with Paul Giamatti providing the voice of Franky. Powell wrote the script for the film. Read More...

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We're only a few days away from the Comic-Con kickoff in San Diego, and today brings not one but multiple big announcements for fans of Eric Powell's "The Goon" series and the long-awaited animated film based on the hit comic and produced by David Fincher.

First off, we have an exclusive 30-second teaser of "The Goon" footage created by Blur Studios that will debut during their Friday evening panel. Check it out:

Pretty great, right? Well, it gets even better, folks. Read More...

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