ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a rare opportunity to sit down with filmmaker David Fincher earlier today to talk about his fantastic new film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and our questions about the amazing opening credits title sequences animated by Tim Miller at Blur in Venice led to us asking about his other animated project, producing Eric Powell’s animated movie based on his popular Dark Horse comic book character The Goon.
“Eric’s been working on it and Tim’s been working on it, and Jeff (Fowler). People continue to work on it and refine stuff, but it’s hard for me because I’m in Sweden, so I can’t really make many production meetings, but the attempt is to in January really go out and try and figure out a price that makes sense,” he said.
He also mused, “I don’t know why you can spend $200 million on The incredibles but you can’t spend $50 million on The Goon,’or $130 million on Kung Fu Panda and $50 million on The Goon.”
Bringing up that comic adaptation reminded us that Fincher had been developing an adaptation of Charles Burns’ award-winning graphic novel Black Hole for a number of years. In fact we spoke to Burns himself about it three years ago, but apparently, Fincher has already moved past the original screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery:
“It’s a really great script by Dante Harper, so the hope is that will win out,” he said. “It’s so weird. It’s so great, because it would be great to see. It’s a very tough… there’s make-up FX and digital FX that are expensive and to do it right, you gotta do it just right, because it has to challenge your idea of the human body.”