- Published on Monday, October 15 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Apparently, even A-List filmmakers need a little crowdsourcing to get their pet projects made. Who knew?
David Fincher is the latest director/producer getting in on the public funding craze by offering up a project that he's been trying to get off the ground for the past four years -- a big screen animated adaptation of Eric Powell's comic book series The Goon. Having done the development dance with studios long enough, Fincher is now turning to you, the fans, to help make his vision a reality. Yep -- David Fincher needs your help, you guys!!!
His Kickstarter page for The Goon is now open and hopes to raise $400,000 by November 11. Obviously, this will not be enough to fund the entire project, but it will be enough to get the ball rolling on a story reel. It may also be enough to lure actor Paul Giamatti -- once attached as a performer -- back into the fold.
And, of course, there are incentives: if you happen to have an extra $10k laying around, you can donate it to the project and get yourself an invite to a private screening of the completed story reel in Venice plus a lunch with the cast and crew. Sounds fair, right?
So, if you're a fan of Fincher, Powell, comic books, filmmaking in general, or just want to be involved because you're a nice person, then head on over to Kickstarter and wield an Oscar-nominated director's fate in your hands!
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
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