Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher is doing something pretty cool. He is leveraging his street cred from movies like The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to get a film made on the backs of his fans using Kickstarter–a website known for getting donations to fund various passion projects.
The project in question is called The Goon, and it is based on a 12-year-old comic book by Eric Powell. As you can tell by the following proof of concept footage, this is not your typical animation property as it is described as a ‘loud, violent, and offensive to your grandma’ film. That said, it becomes obvious why there is trouble getting the effort made.
David Fincher’s Dark Horse Entertainment is asking for $400,000 from moviegoers to fund a story reel that will provide Hollywood with ‘a complete look’ at The Goon’s potential. This will enable them to shop the project around to Hollywood with a full visualization of what they would eventually be bankrolling, and it also implicitly helps to see a passionate audience respond with their wallets.
Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown have been attached to voice the lead characters.