Tim Miller revealed that his feature take of The Goon comic is being made at Netflix with Love, Death & Robots episodic filmmaker Patrick Osborne directing.
Here’s the official synopsis: The Goon comic is about a hulking orphan raised by his aunt, a strong-woman for a carnival. When a gangster Labrazio guns down the aunt, the goon kills the gangster and takes over the operation.
Before making his directorial debut with Deadpool in 2016, Miller himself was a creative supervisor and director on a number of projects including Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Thor: The Dark World. He directed a number of short films before connecting with the Merc with a Mouth to bring one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes to the screen, and has worked in visual effects a number of video games, including Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 2, both of which earned him nominations at the Visual Effects Society Awards in 2010 and 2011.
Miller was happy with making Love, Death & Robots at the streamer, and made a point to land The Goon there. Miller said he was in development on The Goon for 12 years and that the comic’s creator Eric Powell was working on the script with Osborn.
The announcement was made by Miller at San Diego Comic-Con.