Paul Giamatti Hopes ‘The Goon’ Movie Moves Forward, Met With David Fincher For Comic-Con Teaser

Late last year, we brought you the news that “The Goon” creator Eric Powell had finished the first draft of a script for the animated feature based on his horror-noir series. Fans attending last year’s Comic-Con in San Diego already received their first peek at a CG-animated teaser for the film, which is produced by David Fincher and Blur Studios and happens to feature the voices of actors Clancy Brown and Paul Giamatti as the zombie-killing Goon and his pal Frankie, respectively.

When MTV News caught up with Giamatti during a press event for historical drama “The Last Station,” we managed to slip in a few questions about the decidedly different vibe of “The Goon.” Though the film has yet to receive the green light and make Giamatti and Brown’s involvement official, the “American Splendor” actor made no secret of his desire to see the project move forward.

“We did a short little teaser thing of it that was great,” Giamatti told MTV News. “And hopefully it actually happens, you know? I was not aware of that comic book at all.”

“It was pretty great, that little thing that we did for it,” he added. “So, yeah, I am involved, as far as I’m concerned. Hopefully they do it.”

As for the involvement of “Fight Club” director David Fincher, who’s currently listed as the film’s producer, Giamatti said he met with the celebrated filmmaker while making the Comic-Con teaser.

“Yeah, we did the teaser with Fincher,” he said. “We went and put together a couple of little voice tracks that they’re using and they did make the little teaser thing that played at Comic-Con and people really liked it. It’s hilarious, that thing.”

There’s currently no release date set for “The Goon.” Keep it locked to Splash Page for more “The Goon” movie (and comic) news as it develops.

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