Speaking at Collider’s Directors on Directors panel at Comic-Con over the weekend, filmmaker Tim Miller explained that his long-gestating The Goon project, based on Eric Powell’s popular comic of the same name, is heading to Netflix with Patrick Osborne attached to direct.
- The comic series mixes comedy, violence, and the supernatural to pit its titular character against zombies, ghosts, ghouls, mutants, and all kinds of other monsters.
- Patrick Osborne, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s Feast and the first director of Nimona, is attached to direct The Goon adaptation.
- According to Miller, his positive experiences in working on Love, Death + Robots at Netflix made it the right place to take The Goon.
- The idea to adapt Goon has been around for more than a decade. In 2010, an R-rated proof-of-concept trailer for the film was produced by Blur Studio, available here.
- In 2012, the group behind the adaptation launched the largest-ever animation project Kickstarter at that time to fund the production of a story reel which could be pitched to studios. At the time, the project had numerous high-profile names attached, including David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en), vfx/animation outfit Blur Studio, and actors Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown. No news yet on who from that list is still involved with the project, but considering Fincher, Miller, and Blur worked together on Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots, it seems probable that they’ll be re-teaming on revitalized The Goon project.
Pictured at top: “The Goon” 2010 proof-of-concept