The Goon teaser trailer

Consider me impressed. Here’s a 30-second trailer promoting the San Diego Comic Con panel for The Goon on Friday night. Based on the Dark Horse comic by Eric Powell, the animated feature is being produced by David Fincher and is currently in production at Blur Studios in Venice California. This could be interesting…


  • http://www.shaneglines.net Shane Glines

    This looks pretty cool! Very close to the style of the comic.

  • Rooniman

    Looks nice.

  • http://tooveyland.blogspot.com tooves

    Looks lie a laugh-riot.

    Blur Studios are amazing. Considering the high caliber of work they do on quick-turnaround game cinematics, this should be (and looks) even better.

  • Karen

    Looks good. Hope it has a story and characters I can care about.

  • Chris Webb

    I wish it were 2-D like the comic book is.

  • Charlie

    Looking good! Except for Franky’s face, his eyes don’t really translate too well into “the third dimension”.

  • http://www.onanimation.com Daniel Caylor

    The animation looks great. But Blur’s known for that. :)

  • http://www.ronimation.com Ron

    Looks awesome! Is there Mo-cap in that or is it all strictly animated?

  • Craig

    Very VERY nice!

  • http://www.taberanimation.com Taber Dunipace

    Oooooooo… me likey.

  • http://bencg.com ben colbourn

    CANT WAIT blur’s quality is impeccable!

  • http://www.ronimation.com Ron Yavnieli

    It looks phenomenal! Did they use any Mo-cap in this or is it all traditional CG?

    • Brian Prince

      No mocap in it that I know of.

  • http://www.toonhole.com Chris Allison

    This looks pretty sweet!

  • psychomar

    Kinda reminds me of the artwork by http://www.mcbess.com/ which makes me like it even more.

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    I’ve never read the comic book but this looks fantastic!

  • http://www.pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

    This looks great! I only hope the script is up to par. With visuals this strong, they’re really going to have to build the mayhem.

    Please! Please! Please! Don’t wimp out and go for the “family audience”. The Goon isn’t and shouldn’t be a kids property.

    • NC

      I concur the last thing we need is another family friendly butchering like “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.

  • http://www.pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

    If the voice during the tag represents The Goon, I always pictured The Goon as having a much deeper voice – like Ted Cassidy (Lurch – in the Addams Family).

  • Roberto Severino

    That is pretty awesome. I can’t wait for this to come out.

  • http://kellytindall.blogspot.com Kelly Tindall

    I’m totally in the tank for this one. I love Powell’s weirdo hillbilly sensibilities and I can’t wait to see ‘em translated to film.

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    >>Please! Please! Please! Don’t wimp out and go for the “family audience”. The Goon isn’t and shouldn’t be a kids property.>>

    Well, a decomposed zombie has a prominent role in this teaser, and we also see a girl with big boobs, so it doesn’t look too family-oriented so far.

    Here’s hoping the CGI in the Jeff Smith’s “Bone” movie would be this good or better.

    • http://www.pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

      True. But this is just the teaser. The final product can be quite different – especially if the marketing *ahem* “experts” don’t see the result they expect from this clip.

      But of course they will, because it’s awesome!

  • http://mrseanlane.com Sean

    Looks very true to concept!

    I’m hoping this thing doesn’t get canceled or watered down along the way.

    Maybe we can finally do animation for a different kind of crowd for once in the US.

  • Yo

    Blur’s lighting and animation are always impeccable. This trailer is no different!

  • http://[email protected] Uli Meyer

    Yehehesss! How refreshing. Hope it stays that way.

  • PJ Dalton

    I also hope that the content isn’t watered down for a ‘family’ audience BUT I believe that David Fincher personally secureed the film options for the story and is producing the film. I don’t think Fincher would be one comprimise and, from the interviews I’ve read, he doesn’t have much respect the big studios.

    I’m REALLY looking forward to this. Blur have been making some great animation recently.

  • Anonymous

    I highly doubt that this is going to be a ‘family film’ or changed much from the comics, since Powell himself wrote the script.

    Very much looking forward to this. The animation almost looks like some kind of highly-detailed claymation whatsit, and seems to work well in the samples shown here.

  • john

    I don’t think this movie is actually in production. It’s merely a pitch.

  • Craig

    Christ, I hope some of the stuff in this trailer get into the movie. Particularly the chick that barks and then punchs the zombie and the character talks (“Norton, gimme a drink!” and “That’s what makes it so funny!… You get it?”). This stuff would be such an awful thing to waste. Atleast I would hope they’d make it into a short or something so that we’d see it put to good use later, say maybe on the movies dvd. I have such high hopes for this now that I’m worried this trailer will end up being better than the end result.

  • Ed

    Horrible animation.

  • Mark

    Wow. One of the few things I’ve seen to really exploit what CGI animation can do – bring a very particular style of artwork to life. Ironically, if this were hand-animated, all sorts of compromises would have to be made with the detail and the lighting of the characters – it would end up looking far simpler and flatter than the marvelously rendered comic it’s based on (or else it’d be very short or take a decade to make.) WOW! If only Hellboy and other comic books were given this kind of treatment.