Eric Powell's twisted comic The Goon is being optioned for film, and by none other than the slightly demented mind of David Fincher. Ain't It Cool News reports that the director behind Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room and Zodiac as optioned the comic to be adapted into a CG based animated feature.
The Goon is about the adventures of the Goon, a hard-edged brawler who claims to be an enforcer for Labrazio, a tough Mobster. Despite being rooted in hard-broiled fiction, the Goon's adventures frequently take a turn to the paranormal, with stories concerning ghosts, ghouls, aliens, mad scientists and other creatures right out of the works of H.P. Lovecraft being the norm.
This is not the first comic that Fincher has acquired the rights to. Fincher also has the rights to Marc Andreyko and Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso, with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to the lead role. Additionally, he has been connected to the French graphic novel The Killer and Charles Burns' comic Black Hole, which is set up at Paramount Pictures with no production timetable set.