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The Kurgan and Pig Vomit look to be close adding their voices to the Fincher produced GOON movie!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here fresh from the Convention Center after my walkabout today. I spent the day shopping, picking up some movie posters (got an ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES half-sheet, inserts for AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS and ASYLUM and one-sheets for DEMONS, THE BEAST MUST DIE and THE IPCRESS FILE if you give a crap), some Con exclusives and the like. Thank God for Sunday, the only day I can actually enjoy the floor. But unlike that lazy ass Jehovah I also did some work on Sunday. Fun work, no doubt, but I stumbled upon Mr. Eric Powell, Goon creator and crazy-talented and funny artist. We talked about the Goon panel, which I couldn't make yesterday. They showed something from the animated movie, which I couldn't see because I was lame and didn't make the panel, but Powell did share the revelation of voice casting. While the contracts aren't signed, both actors are attached and have already contributed voicework to test footage. The Goon is going to be Clancy Brown... The Kurgan! Hell yeah! That's actually perfect casting right there. I'm a big Clancy Brown fan... he shoulda been Sabertooth. And Frankie is going to be none other than Paul Giamatti, yet more perfect casting. I can already hear him screaming "KNIFE TO THE EYE!!!"

Supposedly we're getting more announcements soon (maybe a director finally?). I'll keep you guys abreast of what I hear. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • July 26, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    i really didn't want to be first.

    by ventvox

    yay. goon.. great.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Howard Stern?

    by DickJones

    Am I the only one who thought of Howard when the word "Pig Vomit" went by?

  • July 26, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    wha?! no firsties?

    by nolan bautista

    then i declare third! (turd)

  • July 26, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    1st ish

    by Charger28


  • July 26, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by Charger28


  • July 26, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    was on this afternoon!..(such good memories)

  • July 26, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

  • July 26, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Is it gonna be mo-cap??

    by PixarsSUP

  • July 26, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Is it gonna be mo-cap??

    by PixarsSUP

  • July 26, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown shoulda been Sabertooth 20 years ago

    by Turd Furgeson

    What's he going to be now, Sabertooths dad? Did you even see him on ER like 5 years ago? Dude's a little long in the tooth..

  • July 26, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Plus the visuals look very similar to Team Fortress 2

    by PixarsSUP

    or did TF2 steal from the Goon? I'm not familiar with the property

  • July 26, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Damn premature enter...

    by Turd Furgeson

    Now I need a 5 minute break and then i'll be ready to go again.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    looks good though

    by PixarsSUP

  • July 26, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Nice casting for sure.

    by LoneGun

    Looking forward to this one.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Clancy Brown IS Sabretooth

    by kafka07

    this is cool casting indeed.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    If this movie doesnt get made......

    by Jobacca

    I will die inside. Whats the goddamn hold-up? They have David Fincher on board,they have an animation studio on board,and they have it cast perfectly....why cant this movie come out next summer???? I WANNA SEE IT NOW!!!!!!!

  • July 26, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to the Q&A w/ Powell?

    by reTARDIS

    after the above pic and another a few months back? I dig Krugan..but I always had Goon as more of a South Boston type of guy. And I'm from SNY!

  • July 26, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Great, great stuff. With all the shit that gets re-made, here are two that are grade A creepy. Especially PHIBES, both I and II with the wind up orchestra, the Egyptian influences-it was just a surrealistic nightmare that smoked any 80's slasher horror icon. As for ASYLUM, I remember parts, but I seem to recall a certain little windup man and a looong sharp object...

  • July 26, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    David Fincher is involved. Nothing more needs to be said-it will be fantastic. I know zip about THE GOON, but I have seen Finchers work and he has never dissaponted me. He's alot like Michael Mann, but without one dog in the bunch.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    ..good call on Phibes and Asylum..classic Hammer..good stuff

  • July 26, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Why is all of AICN coverage of Comic Con

    by Subtitles_Off

    about how they miss the important parts of panels because they're buying shit?<P>Who cares what swag you're taking home?

  • July 26, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Very good news

    by wookie1972

    Both choices are great. I always pictured Buscemi for Franky, but Giammatti is 99% as good. I imagine that the Zombie Priest will be the villain, but I would love to see Stephen COlbert as Dr. Alloy.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I heard this movie is a "Game Changer"

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Revolutionary photo real epic masterpiece the next Star Wars

  • July 26, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Fincher is alot like Michael Mann?

    by TheWaqman

    Please don't compare the two. Fincher is way too good to be compared to that crap. I used to like Mann. But other than The Insider and Last of the Mohicans his movies have been tiresome. Mostly consisting of two actors staring at each other very angrily whilst giving monologues. Oh and add some Moby or Soundgarden. Fincher made the masterpiece "Zodiac" something Mann hasn't done yet. Although The Insider was damn close.

  • July 26, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck, I'm out of the loop on this one.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I had no idea it was animated. And who gives a shit about mo-cap, really? It's fucken lame, look at any Pixar film and tell me if we even need mo-cap. They keyed out all of Edward Norton's mo-cap work on Hulk cause get this, it looked shit.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    DickJones - Private Parts

    by Reilly

    Giamatti played Pig Vomit in the howard stern movie.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Scriptgirl told us all about this last week.

    by brock landers baby

    Like fuck she did.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    What the hell is this again? GOON? What?

    by JuanSanchez

  • July 26, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Clancy brown needs to be cloned immediately!

    by Zeotron

    the roles he could play today if he were 20 years younger. It was fucked when carnivale got canceled. clancey and the rest of that cast had one hell of a show going, sad.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I would have liked CLANCY BROWN FOR GALACTUS...

    by JustinSane

    ...but for THE GOON, I like it as well.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    QUINT!!!! You get a 10 for referring to Giammati as Pig Vomit

    by YackBacker

    Ive maintained that nickname for him ever since PRIVATE PARTS among my circle of film-geek pals. They give me shit for holding onto that moniker, but sure enough, you're the same kind of guy. I hope you had a blast at Comic Con.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Fincher's one dog...

    by Bootskin

    ..Panic Room. Just kinda "meh"

  • July 26, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Goon rocks

    by StarchildAD

    It is such a great fun comic book. I recommend you torrent some issues if your too lazy to go to a comicshop and buy some. This is going to be an awesome movie. As long as the comedic timing and shenanegans occur as much and as FAST as the comics pacing, this is going to be a great fucking movie.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Also...Paul is good casting

    by StarchildAD

    When I read the comic I totally imagined him. Well, a much more perverted Paul

  • July 26, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by F-18

    Not even a cursory mention of what it's about. <p> The readers shouldn't have to look up the subject of the article they're reading.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by F-18

  • July 27, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST


    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Waqman, you forgot Michael Mann made Heat

    by axel fff

    When Nolan rips off your movie for TDK, you can be sure your movie is a certifiable classic.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    That's a rare thing in a Talkback. But Clancy deserves it.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Anyone read

    by Series7

    The Metalocalypse/Goon crossover yet? I got it, I don't read Goon, though I've been meaning to.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Yet another....

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...colossal waste of fucking time! Fuck this shit off and start making REAL movies.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti will Always be Pig Vomit to me

    by Series7

    I can't not see him as that. W NNNN BC. I thought he was kind of a douche actor then I saw him on Kimmel and he was really funny, admitting that he had no idea what he was saying on John Adams, I thought he was turning into a PSH. He mentioned a movie about a boy who couldn't stop farting, some Blimy flick I looked it up, its called Thunderpants. I almost rented it, then I noticed that it stared that feces of an actor Rupert Grint.

  • July 27, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    does Clancy Brown come with too big a price tag

    by smackfu

    for network TV, or are they all just too fucking stupid to realize how awesome and universally loved he is?

  • July 27, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Happy Halloween, ladies!

    by Dingbatty

    Mr. Krabs, Lex Luthor...the man is a voice acting legend as well as a tv/movie legend.

  • July 27, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Skeletons! Dancing! It's up his alley!!!

  • July 27, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name

  • July 27, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • July 27, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    That screen grab...

    by Bass Ackwards

    ...looks very underwhelming.

  • July 27, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    The Goon

    by Sean_Napier

    Oh boy, I can't wait for this to come out. I've recently in the past year became a fan of Eric Powell's beloved character.

  • July 27, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Clancy Brown plays Mr. Krabs?

    by Delagoya

    On Spongebob? Gotta look that up.

  • July 27, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    still no green light though

    by bacci40

    no funding for the movie yet...too bad

  • July 27, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    What is this garbage? Another movie based on a game?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    That screenshot seems to say so. Don't they know any better? Leave those things to Uwe.

  • July 27, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    nolan bautista

    by jasper Stillwell

    They are indeed great movies but they ain't Hammer films. Amicus and AIP if I recall?

  • July 27, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Sure Giamatti loves the Pig Vomit callback

    by Wandering_Prophet

    Think you've made a friend for life Quint.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Quint's "lazy ass Jehovah " coment - WOW!!!!

    by AsimovLives

    My mind boggles!!! Quint made that coment? In God's Ass Kissing America? Unreal!! Man, i just got a new found respect for ol' Quint! Professional!!

  • July 27, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Who ISN'T in the shadow of Harry Knowles?

    by Nice Marmot

    Yuck yuck yuck . . .

  • July 27, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    They should really do an epic animated version...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of THE WORLD'S FASTEST HOBO: THE GOON is pretty cool, but he's no HOBO.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I just want the concept art

    by belasco_house


  • July 27, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Clancy Brown always plays corrections officers

    by YackBacker

    That's a heck of a role to be typecast for, ya know?

  • July 27, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Where's my Bone movie?

    by Nice Marmot

    That would be nice.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    YackBacker, Colors dude, Colors.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Gangbanger way back when.

  • July 27, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Sarain Boylan, boy is she hot.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Absolutely nothing to do with the topic but still a relevant and honest statement.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Animation looks kind of like...

    by tatoosh

    Team Fortress 2. Sort of.

  • July 27, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by HulkSmashNow

    God rested on Saturday, not Sunday, idiot. Sunday is the "Lord's Day," to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday.

  • July 27, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    His voice work is great. Best Lex Luthor ever.

    by David Cloverfield

    No movie or TV show version came close to his cold, smug, threatening voice.

  • July 27, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Check your calender, douchebag!

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    It was Saturday that that "lazy ass Jehovah," decided he needed a rest. Sunday is the first day of the week and was changed by the Roman Catholic Church to fool everybody into working on the Sabbath, those fuckers!

  • July 27, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    jasper stillwell

    by nolan bautista

    i stand,sir,ok in my book..we should be friends..brandy and cigars while we discuss..

  • July 27, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by gavdiggity

    I just read the crossover this weekend. Eric Powell was kind enough to sign my copies at ComiCon. It's good, goofy stuff. If you like it, check out The Goon: Satan's Butt Baby if you can find a copy. Anyhting that freaks out the Christian right has got to be endorsed.

  • July 27, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Or Sodomy Baby

    by gavdiggity

    I forget which one it is. <P> Either way, it has no redeeming social value whatsoever. Which is why I liked it.

  • July 27, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Goon Never Says Die...

    by TedKordLives

    ...He Says Kill!

  • July 27, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    F'in aye

    by Halloween68

    I love THE GOON. Can't wait. Hopefully they'll get a ringer to direct. The Kurgan as Goon is inspired casting. I can see Giamatti as Franky too. He's got to sound weasily yet obnoxious at the same time. Giamatti definitely's got that down. Too bad Del Toro kinda booked up. GOON is very Lovecraftian. Wonder if Bird would be up for something like this.

  • July 27, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Sure Brown got a beat down from Penn

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    in a sneak attack. That soda trick only works once. I'd love a Bad Boys 2 only to see Viking beat the crap out of the so full of himself Penn.

  • July 27, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    THIS is good casting.

    by AmericanWerewolf

    My experience with The Goon is very limited when compared to other comics properties, but then, I could say the same about Hellboy and I enjoyed the hell out of those movies.

  • July 28, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Who's doing Bluebottle?

    by Pig_Ignorant

    I think I do a pretty good Wallace Greenslade, myself. And my Eccles isn't so bad either. Shut up, shut up Eccles! Are we talking about the same movie?

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