Shortly after producer Paul Giamatti claimed that David Fincher's comic-adapted film "The Goon" is no longer happening, the comic's creator Eric Powell corrected the statement by revealing that there is still a hope for the movie to hit the theaters. He said that Fincher and Blur Studio are still finding a way to resolve the film's financial problem.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, January 26, Powell wrote, "Last I spoke with Fincher and Blur, they were gearing up for more meetings to try and find financing for the film." He went on stating, "It's not dead until Fincher and Blur come to me and say they are done."
On Wednesday, January 25, Giamatti told IFC while promoting "John Dies at the End" at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that the long-gestating animated film has been dead due to financial issue. "I have no idea what the hell happened. I asked and no one knows," he said. "I guess they just ran out of money."
"The Goon" was first announced after Fincher obtained the rights to the Eric Powell comic book in 2008. He then teamed up with Blur Studio to develop the CG movie. Back in December 2011, the helmer of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" stated that the budgetary problem was still being resolved.
Fincher was hopeful that a studio would develop the movie and give the financial back-up. He once said, "Hopefully this is the year that people go 'Wait a minute! We don't all have to be trying to imitate Pixar!' "
The Powell comic itself 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."