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AICN Exclusive! Your first look at the animated GOON movie, produced by David Fincher!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with an update that will drive certain people insane… in a good, frothing at the mouth kind of way. Eric Powell’s THE GOON is a favorite of mine. Along with Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD Powell’s book keeps me going back to the comic book store every few weeks. To put it nicely, Powell is a brilliant freak… and I say that with the utmost respect and admiration. It was announced at the last Comic-Con that Powell was developing a feature film based on his creation and that none other than David Fincher was producing. Check out the poster if you missed it from my Comic-Con coverage:

The flick will be animated and below I have your first look at what an animated Goon flick produced by David Fincher looks like. Right this very moment Powell and a ton of Goon fans in Nashville are probably still kicking it at a 10th Anniversary of The Goon party. While they get into all sorts of eye-knifing trouble you get to see the first look anywhere of the in-development animated GOON flick! Make sure you click it for the high res version!

Amazing looking, isn’t it? I love how it is totally Frankie and the Goon translated into three dimensions… sometimes there is something lost in translation, but I’d say that not only do I think this feels like Eric Powell’s creation, but I think this film looks to add more to it, flesh out the world.. I love the filmic quality to the image, I love the balance of cartoon and reality. And I love the detail. Check this out… Another exclusive image (don't forget to click for the super big version!):

And finally, Eric Powell is going to be taking questions from YOU. Email me your questions with KNIFE TO THE EYE!!! as the subject and I’ll pick my favorites to send to Mr. Powell. Ask him about voices, working with Fincher, his rollergirls… anything! I expect those questions to be answered early next week, so hop to it.. -Quint

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  • March 14, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST


    by shaft478

    First first

  • March 14, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    WOW! ....ah...AWESOME.

    by kirttrik


  • March 14, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for this.

    by kirttrik

    This is the direction comic book films need to go, into animation.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by Finding Forrestal

    ...that someone, somewhere, is doing something right. <br><br> I couldn't be more excited about this.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Who? What?

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 14, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by 1978CreepyThinMan

    Then I'll give a shit.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    You're right, Fincher doesn't make good movies...

    by Finding Forrestal

    He makes GREAT ones.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac...

    by Finding Forrestal

    ...are objectively great. <br><br> A (curious?) case could be made for Benjamin Button and The Game. <br><br> Panic Room was good entertainment and the less said about Alien 3 the better.

  • March 14, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Somebody had to go and mention ALIEN³

    by caruso_stalker217

    ALIEN³ is fucking glorious.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST


    by VALENTINEproductions

    Never read the comic but i really like the look. Some reason it reminds me of the band the Gorillaz when their in 3d mode.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Alien 4 and Panic Room > Zodiac and Button

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Fight Club and Seven (NO i wont call it se7en!) are two of my favorite all time films. but since then finchers been disappointing.<br><br>I'll take Alien 3 and Panic Room over Zodiac and Benjamin Button ANY day. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • March 14, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Shit, that should say Alien 3

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • March 14, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Come on, man

    by caruso_stalker217

    ZODIAC was the best film of '07.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Shoo-wee that's purty

    by sanzaru

    Them Goon boys is headed for greatness.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    What's with the Zodiac and Benjamin Button hate?

    by Finding Forrestal

    And don't get me wrong, I love me some Panic Room. I just won't get all presumptuous and call it "great." <br><br> My take on Alien 3 is that it's nowhere near as good as Alien or Aliens and that Fincher himself disowned it.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Comic has great style, but thin, real fucking thin...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...On characters and story. So, as long as its a sweet looking film, it will do the material justice. Hopefully it works, so Snyder and Fincher can get to work on a new Heavy Metal. Oh and Forrestal, Zodiac was a beautifully made bore, and Button's just a flat out terribly, razzie worthy movie.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST


    by 1978CreepyThinMan

    Everything since has been mediocre at best.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Alien 3 is beautiful

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I love it, flaws and all.

  • March 14, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Looks like SAM AND MAX

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    freelance pooooooooolice.

  • March 14, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Benjamin Button is Razzie worthy?

    by Finding Forrestal

    If you say so... <br><br> Personally, I thought it was one of the strongest films of the year along with The Dark Knight and Wall-E, and was more deserving of a Best Picture win than the ultra-hyped Slumdog Millionaire. <br><br> But what can you expect from the Academy? They gave their most prestigious award to such "masterpieces" as Titanic, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, Million Dollar Baby and the ridiculously shitty Crash. <br><br> At this point, the Razzies have more integrity than the fucking Oscars...

  • March 14, 2009, 6:20 a.m. CST


    by kafka07

    I love Powell's work and this is great news! Here's hoping they'll also do a Walking Dead film, or better yet a series maybe.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I loved THE GAME...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...people never mention it when discussing Fincher. Haven't seen it in quite a few years so I'm not sure how it holds up...but I remember it as very solid early work.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Woah. That looks fantastic.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I don't know how anyone can dislike any of Fincher's efforts. <br> <br> The guy is no slack. I loved the look and feel of Benjamin Button. It was a wonderful small/epic tale of our life in fleeting moments. What I like about his recent efforts is that they actually grow on me more with time.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Um, aside from woeful acting, a shitty script, awful directing and the fact that it was a lazy retread of Forrest Gump, I suppose the effects and photography were top notch. Pretty much all the films you listed as best picture winners (while themselves not being great) are miles ahead of Button. I love the crafstmanship of all his films (Button excluded) but Fight Club is just about his only really good film. Seven too, although its replay value is a little mooted.

  • March 14, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    I just want to say also that "ultra-hype" is a grey area

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I mean, when you like something you tell people and if they like it they in turn tell more people. It just snowballs. So I never really can blame a film on "hype". It's either good or not. <br> <br> Personally any of those films could have won and I would have still been happy. They were all good, but I never saw The Reader so I can't comment on that one.

  • March 14, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    i used to watch Popeye cartoons

    by Groothewarrior

    i remember he sailed to the island of the goons once, they looked like the big guy there, but they had a top knot of hair

  • March 14, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    How're they gonna avoid showing his eyes

    by BenBraddock

    through 90 minutes of screen time? Are we just gonna get the one angle? The film looks terrific though, nice work!

  • March 14, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    "Zodiac" was a bore?

    by BenBraddock

    I was on the edge of my seat throughout. OK, it was a small seat, but, come on!

  • March 14, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by shaft478

    Best movie fincher has made, fight club second. I haven't seen bb so I won't comment on it

  • March 14, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    NICK CHINLUND voicing Goon?

    by Spartacus Hughs

    Or Clint?

  • March 14, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Zodiac WAS a beautiful looking BORE

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    EXACTLY! as was Button, to a lesser extent. Not to mention the material for both weren't worthy Fincher or Pitt's time.

  • March 14, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    about time - looks great too - this better be rated R

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • March 14, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The Goon looks like ...

    by webbigail

    ... Rondo Hatton, best known as The Creeper in some old Universal films, but primarily as The Hoxton Creeper in The Pearl of Death, a Basil Rathbone / Sherlock Holmes film. This isn't the only film or comic to 'rip off' his look. Hatton has become iconic.

  • March 14, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    BenBraddock - you see his eyes a lot in the comics

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    as a kid - when his hats off - there was a recent cover with him hatless and eyes showing - he appears hatless often in the comic - but when he is killing zombies and effeminate vampires or fighting large monster and robots he is wearing his hat

  • March 14, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Thank you, David Fincher!

    by fassbinder79

    Looking forward to what you're going to do with Black Hole and of course HEAVY METAL!!!

  • March 14, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    It's fucking spelled S-E-V-E-N

    by Flim_

    English much? Se-seven-en is not the title, regardless of the stylised font on SOME box cover art.

  • March 14, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Ron Perlman as Goon! Steve Buscemi as Frankie!

    by JustinSane

    Even if it ain't gonna be live action, them's two gots the voices!

  • March 14, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Zodiac Is NOT A Bore

    by PTSDPete

    Jesus, I can't believe you people.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Fucking haters!

    by batman713

    Zodiac is the shit.

  • March 14, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Love Fincher!!!!

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Didn't like B.B. I think Synecdoche, New York should have been in its's place for Best Picture. Well, the Oscars are a joke anyway, so who cares.

  • March 14, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!!

    by Buckys_Kick_Ass_Arm

  • March 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    John Di Maggio would make a perfect goon

    by Eaten_Alive

    Not famous actors. Good voice actors.

  • March 14, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I reluctantly agree

    by Dataset

    that Zodiac was boring.I'd seen the serial killer docs so much on TLC and Discovery and A&E that it felt like Watchmen to me. I can't divorce myself from the source material.

  • March 14, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    IMDB has it listed as "Se7en"

    by Flint_Ironstag

    Not like it matters. God forbid someone spells something differently because the grammar Nazis will come get you. I can't wait to see more of this. I can't imagine who would be good for The Goon's voice. I keep thinking Clancy Brown... But even that doesn't fit.

  • March 14, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Joe Pesci for Frankie!!!!!

    by robzass

    = perfect casting.

  • March 14, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I can turn a blind eye to the BUTTON hate, but...

    by DanielKurland

    I can't ignore people attacking Zodiac. That film is fucking astounding. Every meticulous detail of it adds to this great bigger picture. There is no doubt in mind that this film will be seen as a classic, decades from now. Hell, it ALREADY looks like it was made in the 70s and is thirty years old. There is so much good stuff in the movie besides the greatness of Hurdy Gurdy Man, and the opening.

  • March 14, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Zodiac a Bore?

    by DanielKurland

    Ugh, that scene in the basement with Gylenhall and Fleisher is all about anticipation and getting nervous over NOTHING. The film is long, sure, but it needs to be to illustrate how complicated of a mess the case became and to parallel the inefficiency of the police system at the time. Ienjoyed Benjamin Button, but it could have been shorter. Also, Panic Room is a movie with a bad script that is made pretty enjoyable when you see the stuff Fincher does with the camera. It may come off as flashy, but he's saying a considerable amount about the condition of people being tracked and stagnant in the decreasingly safe domestic space, while only the camera is free to roam wherever and dictate the action. If another director did it, it would have just been a bad script made into a bad movie.

  • March 14, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Panic Room sucked, The Game was Excellent and Button

    by Proman1984

    is Awesome. Now shut up everyone!

  • March 14, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    DanielKurland READ

    by Proman1984

    Button had a bad script? Did you actually read it? Well, I did and it a fantastic, literate, mature, nuanced and deep script. Just because you didn't understand the movie doesn't mean the script is bad. And I like it how you think that it was the script and not Fincher's direction that was the bottleneck for htis movie.

  • March 14, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    MARVEL and DC should take note....

    by Monkey_King

    1) Keep it faithful to the comics and art/story 2) Changing anything will not only lose you fans, but lose you millions of dollars 3) Look at some or most of the faithfully adapted comic properties and check the B.Office revenues compared to the crappier made comic films 4) Eating crow yet?

  • March 14, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    Did you mean to say Panic Room instead of Benjamin Button? I never once said Button had a bad script. I don't think it did. I only said, "it could have been shorter", which I still think it could have.

  • March 15, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by Jobacca

    The Goon is the only thing currently keeping me in comics. I have no doubts this movie will be awesome!!!

  • March 15, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Hey After Watchmen....what next???

    by Series7


  • March 15, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Maybe Fincher is better with toons than humans

    by Flip63Hole

    cuz Benjamin Button sucked balls.

  • March 15, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Finding Forrestal

    That's how it's spelled in the film, that's how it's listed on IMDB, and that's how it's written on the director-approved DVD.

  • March 15, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    He's fallen in the water!

    by Mr Lucas

    I loved The Goon Show - Eccles, Moriarty, Bloodnok, Bluebottle - all those guys. Wait..what? This isn't the same thing? Ah well, back in the DeLorean to the fifties for me then.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Blur Studio = YAY!!!

    by cookepuss

    About time they've gotten a feature length animated film. If anybody can kick the shit out of Pixar it's Blur. If you've played "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" then you've seen their animated work. For anybody unfamiliar with Blur's work check out:<p> <p> <p> <p> AND<p> <p> <p> <p> These guys are THE SHIT!!<p> <p> Now, let's just see if the script holds up.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TINY URLs Instead

    by cookepuss <p>

  • March 15, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Further CLARIFICATION on the status of this project

    by cookepuss

    This is from CG Talk, a prominent international community for CG professionals. I came across it while checking my PMs there.<p> <p> AND I QUOTE.... <p> <p> <p> "Tim Miller here (creative director at blur) chiming in as requested. The film is in early development- it has NOT been set up at a studio and isn't in production. Eric Powell is working on the script and we're doing visual development. It was our choice to get the film planned out before we try and get a studio involved. "Early Development" means concept art, some CG animation tests and the script. And Fincher is a producer--as is blur and Darkhorse-- not directing.<p> <p> To set the record straight for Capt Cook--Blur has never said ANYWHERE or at ANYTIME that we are "making a movie" We avoid hype and ALWAYS speak the truth. There's a HUGE difference between an announcement that a film is being developed and the film ACTUALLY BEING MADE. And we are careful about the distinction. And to be extra-clear...we're not even putting out these (or any other) press's just media reporting. This went up because Eric was having a big 10th aniversary party and Darkhorse thought it'd be nice to give fans of the comic some eyecandy. I will say though that development is coming along GREAT and I think the Goon will make an awesome film should we be lucky enough to get a chance to make it."<p> <p> <p> So... There you go. Officially, there is NO movie being made. What you're seeing here is concept work and nothing more. For now, it would seem that this is no different than any of the Buffy Animated concept pieces or the mini-pilot. Nothing is set in stone and no studio is attached. Having a producer and a team to do the pre-vis is a start, but there's not guarantee that this will cross the finish line.<p> <p> I think that we should also note that Blur has previously announced several other big screen CG projects that have been sitting in limbo for years. <p> <p> So, while Fichner is attached, don't get too excited either way yet. This may not even make the it out at all.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Link to the original posting from Blur's CD himself

    by cookepuss

  • March 15, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Spanking the monkey

    by mazman77

    I hate how all you internet junkies like to bash everything way before it comes out when most of you will never make your own films and spend most of your time beating off to Script Girls sweet ass tittays.

  • March 15, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I saw that

    by Quint

    I think it's a bit anti-productive of him... to essentially tell people not to get excited for this movie because it's not sure to happen... I think the purpose of the release was to gain some excitement, show the fans what they're working on. I never said it was anything more than "in-development" and commentators on that board are making it sound like I tried to pull the wool over people's eyes.<BR><BR>Facts are they're working on it, the pics above are what they've come up with, how the film will look. They're locking in everything at the moment, but hopefully we'll hear more on where exactly the project is from Eric Powell in the next few days.

  • March 15, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    RE: Aint-productivity

    by cookepuss

    I can certainly understand your view, Quint. I genuinely don't think that it is his intention to be a Debbie Downer. I think that he's trying to put out some fires while simultaneously being a bit realistic.<p> <p> Anybody in the industry who even knows Blur knows that they have a somewhat interesting past when it comes to feature length films. In the past, there was some serious talk about translating their (then) amazing short films such as "Rock Fish" or "Gopher Broke" to the big screen. Much ado, at appears, for nothing. Lots of talk and not much else. Then, there was talk about their involvement in a new "Heavy Metal" flick. Again, talk and not much else. So, when we see these pics over at CG Talk, we can't help but be very, VERY skeptical. As fans of their work, we've been burnt in the past.<p> <p> No doubt, Blur has been burnt too, which would explain Tim's somewhat jaded viewpoint.<p> <p> At the same time, he's saying, "Look. There's no press release. There's no announcement. There's no deal. There's just this concept stuff. If it turns into a film, great. If not, we'll live."<p> <p> You know how Hollywood is. You constantly hear about these "in development" projects that linger in limbo for years. Projects jump from director to director and producer to producer. Some make it out of decades of development hell. Some don't. For every "Spider-Man" you've got a "Shazam!", "Spy Hunter", or "Black Panther." <p> <p> It's not unreasonable for Tim to be wary given the nature of what "in-development" really means. It's also not unreasonable for him to attach such a disclaimer.<p> <p> Fanboys get their underoos all wet from a concept piece from a project that may never leave the pre-vis phase. It's great to be enthusiastic about these things, so long as we've got our heads screwed on tight.<p> <p> That they are working on it is a fact that proves that it is "in-development" not that it is being produced. A studio can just as well decide that, given the current climate for CG films and the market previously established by defacto standard Pixar, "The Goon" as a CG flick may not be profitable enough.<p> <p> A full length CG flick costs on average of $60mil-$100mil to make. Take on promotion and that number climbs significantly. <p> <p> Unless you outsource your production to some place like India or China where you can produce it for 1/10th the cost, as with Hoodwinked, the risk is quite significant once you leave family friendly Pixar demographic.<p> <p> A CG Goon movie may end up doing amazing biz on the DVD front, but fail quite miserably at the box office. <p> <p> This is why "in-development" for a CG flick means nothing. The Pixar formula has royally screwed the CG industry. These movies are so expensive to make that anything that even remotely deviates from talking objects or anthropomorphic animals is almost certainly doomed to fail. <p> <p> For CG flicks, anything beyond PG-rated might as well be R-rated. Pixar set the pace. Anything darker or more mature than the PG-rated "Incredibles" is pure poison to the box office.<p> <p> I'm sure that we'd all love to see a R-rated "Goon" or "Walking Dead" CG flick in the theaters. Never gonna happen. PG-13? Maybe. If so, I can guarantee you that it'll flop. Families won't take their 5 year olds to it. Older fans will be alienated by the "Die Hard 4" pussifying of it. Anybody hoping to make money off of it will get screwed.<p> <p> THAT is the reality of it. <p> <p> Since my hobbyist days in the late 1980s to my pro days now, I've been doing CG for 20 years. I've been on projects of all types. I've moderated CG forums big and small. When you see a CG project that looks too cool or too good to be true... it usually is.<p> <p> The best thing you can do right now is be cautiously optimistic with this film. It could well languish long enough to end up being another "Delgo".<p> <p> Personally, I'd much rather see this bypass the theaters and hit DVD directly as with "Final Fantasy Advent Children". That's the only way fans get the flick they want.

  • March 15, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I don't want to be THAT guy Quint

    by CutAndPaste

    "The flick will be animated and below I have your first look at what an animated Goon flick produced by David Fincher looks like." This absolutely makes it sounds like it's more than "in-development." I can understand why Blur would want to clarify what's actually happening.

  • March 16, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Yes The Goon is awesome, but

    by Bjornegar

    when one claims "another exclusive image," one should bring a second image, not just a cropping of the first.

  • March 16, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by firewhale IS a different image.

  • March 16, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    official title or not se7en is s2pid

    by JohnRyder

  • March 16, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    even jimbo would like

    by JohnRyder

    this subsurface scattering

  • March 16, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to get a stiffy over a cartoon

    by football

    Granted, David Fincher makes the odd good movie: Se7en, Zodiac, Fight Club. It's just he seems to spend most of his time shooting pop videoes. The Game is a one-view-event, Alien3 was awful, so was Panic Room. Also thought Button was a dreary, morbid bore... but it looked pretty. It'll be interesting to see where he goes with his next big choices. Isn't his Heavy Metal also a cartoon? Unless he's hand-drawing every single frame I think he's a lazy sod.

  • March 16, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Oddly ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    Even without this movie, when I read THE GOON I have always heard in my head the Goon's voice as being Vin Diesel's Riddick voice talking gutteral smack.

  • March 16, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Quint - We Might've Known

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    So, what you're telling, now, is the truth. This movie won't happen. These aren't real stills; they're concepts. In other words, this is the version BEFORE the studio gets its hands on it. When the real version comes, the Goon will more resemble Dick Tracy, will be a man wrongly accused and on the run from the law, his friend will resemble a handsome Indiana Jones type, and the monster on the dissecting table will be replaced with Goon (TM) Slime Monster! IT DOESN'T HAVE A BODY OR BLEED SO IT'S OK TO BLOW IT UP IN THE MOVIE! Rated PG. Thanks a lot, guys, but now we can go back to reality.

  • March 16, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    To be clear....

    by Tim_Miller

    My comments on CG talk were to clarify things so folks don't think we're full of shit when we eventually say---"WE'RE MAKING A MOVIE!" We won't say that until we know that to be true. We don't want anyone thinking, "Oh look, blur's making a movie....well, we've heard THAT before." We're not jaded or trying to be wet blankets at all; I just think fans should know what's really going on with the project. I don't consider this announcement "hype"'s just talking about development. Blur is INCREDIBLY excited about a Goon feature and we're working very hard to make it happen and I BELIEVE it will happen. I think the world is ready for more variety in animated films and I want Blur to be in the forefront of bringing different genre's to the big screen as animated features. (Not that Europe and Asia haven't been doing that for decades... but you know what I mean) As for the other comments about the Goon being watered down--don't expect that to happen. The beauty of having Fincher is involved is that he's all about artistic integrity and protecting the source material. We love the Goon just the way it is and have no intention of soft-pedaling the story or the crazy world Eric's created. And one last thing--those images aren't "concept art" it’s full 3d. Cheers Tim Miller Blur

  • March 16, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Tim Miller...

    by gotilk

    If you guys do go forward with this, do you expect it to release it as a 3d film? I see you said full 3d, but sometimes when people say that they simply mean it's rendered fully.

  • March 17, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Fincher hasn't...

    by 420 Boylston St

    done a good movie since Fight Club. Panic Room was okay and his current films are... TOO LONG.

  • March 18, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Tim, aren't they "pretty much" concept art in that

    by white_vader

    although they might be 3d, they're not neccesarily rigged, you could well have sculpted them for the pose, right? Sure they look like the character design is finished so I bet you went a few rounds in the modelling, but are you saying they're actually ready to lipsync? Animate? Because that would mean it was more than concept art, whether they're modelled & rendered and "full 3d" or not. <p> Otherwise, it seems to me they ARE concept art, whether you painted them OR modelled and textured. And earlier you said "early development" and "CONCEPT WORK". So, forgive my confusion! <p> The main reason I think this (aside from it being the common early approach along with turntables and the like, with a bit of animation and maybe some quick mocap coming later) is that the second one is another shot, different lighting, but the same pose. I love what you've done - it looks fantastic, and you've even nailed the signature Fincher palette there, but if we're talking semantics and communicating where things are at, maybe you need to define it a bit more. Speaking of which, if it's for the early pitch/greenlight/financing, WHY would you make finished (which as I said to me means all animation controls) characters at this stage? And in terms of semantics "full 3d in this content means "not 2d painted" as opposed to stereo 3d cg, right?<p> Dialling the subsurface up to 11/waxy look actually looks great on the big guy btw! <p> Thanks in anticipation!

  • March 18, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Hey Quint, They're Re-Releasing "Game Fuel"

    by BobWinters5

    You need to get Mountain Dew on the line, you invented the name of that drink! Get that check!

  • March 19, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    You silly twisted boy

    by automaticbutt

    What what what what what? Where's Eccles and Gritpype? This is about the Goons, right?

  • March 20, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Nincomnincomnincomnincomnincom liddlei-po!

    by white_vader

    Wait. Was that The Goons or The Goodies? Goodies was Eccy-thump, right?

  • March 21, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Aren't they concept art?

    by Tim_Miller

    No-they are not concepts, fully rigged characters in a fully 3d set. We've done several animation tests with both Frankie and the Goon and we're doing more. It's part of the development process and choosing who will voice the characters. We just don't feel like releasing animation tests yet....because we're EVIL!

  • March 22, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Holy Moly!

    by white_vader

    You ARE evil!

  • June 28, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST


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  • Aug. 5, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by xalener

    Actually, Pixair's been crossing their own line. In UP, they killed dogs, a kid got shot at with a REAL gun that shoots BULLETS and not light, a man suffers a head injury and starts bleeding (a lot actually) out of his scalp. The thing is, once pixar crosses it's own line, then CG movies will be free.