The Goon Coming to the Big Screen


Dark Horse Entertainment, David Fincher and animation house Blur Studios are teaming up to bring cult comic The Goon to the big screen as a CG-animated film.

Created by Eric Powell in 1999, the comic 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.”

Powell, who broke the news Wednesday on his website, would write the screenplay for “Goon,” and Fincher would produce.

No studio is yet attached, and deals are being negotiated. Dark Horse, which has a first-look deal with Universal, is aiming to develop the project in-house before setting it up.