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The Goon Lives! Tim Miller’s Adaptation Appears to be Back on Track

Back before Tim Miller was directing his record-breaking smash hit Deadpool, he was one of the guiding forces behind developing the animated adaptation of Eric Powell’s comic series The Goon.

David Fincher signed on to produce the film in 2008 , working off a script from Powell himself, and recruited Miller to co-direct the project along with Jeff Fowler. The effort eventually culminated with a trailer length release of some test footage in 2012, not unlike the video that gained a large enough viral following to get Deadpool off the ground. However, unlike what happened with Deadpool, that was the last anyone heard about the project.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Possible Return; Kickstarter Goal Reached

Rejoice, MSTies! Mystery Science Theater 3000 has surpassed its initial funding goal on Kickstarter to bring back the show!

Many of you already know that Joel Hodgson, the original human host of the show, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce an initial offering of at least 3 pilot episodes of a revamped version of the show to shop around to potential producers/distributors. As of  November 16th, they have hit their minimum funding goal of 2 million dollars to produce the first 3 episodes! The Kickstarter will still be up and running until December 12th, in hopes of producing even more episodes in this initial run, with an ultimate goal of 5.5 million to produce a full 12 episode season.

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Predator: Dark Ages – Alien Hunter Takes on Templar Knights in Crowd Sourced Fan Film

The interstellar alien hunter race known as Predators have taken on many adversaries. From fellow alien creatures like the Xenomorph, to commando leader Dutch and former Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover (AKA Lieutenant Mike Harrigan), they have covered the globe in their hunt for the perfect competition. Now we get to see how they fare in our past with this new fan funded short feature Predator: Dark Ages

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Countdown to Halloween: Jason Voorhees Is Coming to PC’s and Consoles

Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th films are a staple of the horror film genre, and the Halloween season alike. On October 13, Gun Media announced that the mass murderer will be getting his own video game, allowing you to take control of the psychotic slasher to terrorize your friends. They also announced a Kickstarter campaign to help finish funding the development of the game. Check out the announcement trailer:

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Last Year: A Kickstarter Project That Features Multiplayer, 5 vs. 1 Horror

We already took a close look at the video game throwback project known as Summer Camp. The survival horror field is getting healthier and healthier with independent projects and even some AAA-developed franchise entries. PC gamers should keep their eyes focused on a Kickstarter-funded horror game that features 5 vs. 1 gameplay – Last Year.

Last Year puts you next to four other allies as you contend with a murderous maniac that’s also controlled by another human player. Their name? Simple – THE KILLER! As for the characters you and your online friends will be using, they’ll come in the form of stereotypical high schoolers. The environments featured in this currently-in-production project harkens back to classic horror film locations, such as East Side High and Camp Silver Lake. The Killer has to reach the win goal by killing all five characters, while the 5 co-op players have to escape by driving away in a truck. Of course, it won’t be that easy since you have to finish off a bunch of goals before you safely drive away.

Last Year Kickstarter

Some of the vile weaponry that The Killer has access to includes a Chainsaw, Axe, Machete, Spiked Bat, Harpoon and several unannounced melee items. The 5 survivors spawn onto the map with no items to speak of, but random tools can be found around the map over time. The Killer can utilize Predator Mode, which makes him faster and 10x more lethal. The survivors can phone in the police and even have the 1st player killed respawn as a responding officer. However, The Killer can cut the phone line and take away that option in a hurry…

Last Year Game

Check out the description below on the 5 character classes that are open to players:

Amber – Scout: Can spot the Killer and display his position on the map for other players to see. Can also spot supplies on the map easier than the rest including flashlights and weapons. Weak against attacks from the Killer.

Chad – Assault: Offers protection to the other players and can melee attack/stun the Killer, giving the other survivors a chance to escape. Strong to withstand attacks from the Killer.

Nick – Technician: Fixes phone lines, generators, picks locks, hot wires vehicles, and anything else that needs to be repaired. He has a pet rat named Rasmus that you can play as. As Rasmus you can travel through small passages to unlock doors from the other side and provide spy-cam style intel on where the Killer is. Very weak against attacks from the Killer.

Sam – Medic: Heals wounded players to full health.

Troy – Support:  Also offers protection and can also place traps for the killer which deals damage and slows him down. Can melee attack/stun the Killer same way as Chad.

This game sounds pretty enticing and we’re getting some heavy Left 4 Dead vibes from it. If you’re looking to aid the developer (James Matthew Wearing), hit up the Kickstarter link below and offer up some support.



Images: Kickstarter, James Matthew Wearing

Zatanna: The Subject Of New Kickstarter Fan Film

Warner Bros. and DC Comics have given fans a look into the future of their slate of superhero blockbusters. Sadly though, none of the mystical members of the DC Comics universe were mentioned as part of those announcements. But now, movie writer/director Theo Brown is looking to rectify this by producing his own fan film take on everyone’s favorite magician Zatanna Zatara. A regular ally of Batman and member of the Justice League Dark, she is one of DC’s most popular female characters.

The project’s Kickstarter page has a final funding goal of $36,000 that must be reached by November 15, 2014. For those financial supporters who throw a few bucks into this superhero origin story, you can expect to receive some awesome perks. Everything from a shout out on the film’s Twitter page to an exclusive hangout session on the set of the film, perhaps with Shannon Hollander, the actress set to play the famous magician.

Theo Brown made sure to explain his passion as a filmmaker and his unbridled appreciation for Zatanna’s backstory:

“I’m a filmmaker by trade and a comic book fan since birth. My two huge passions in life combined in making Zatanna. I also wrote the script for Zatanna, so I want to be sure that this project is the best that it can possibly be. I’m super excited about this project and the opportunity to give one of my favorite characters her chance to shine! While Zatanna is my first comic book film, I’ve been working on movies for the past seven years. As both a writer and a director, I love getting to dive into a character’s world and craft a story out of it. Professionally, I’ve worked with a range of companies, from filming a documentary in India with a NGO to working with NASA with their recruitment team to being on set for various TV commercials. With my own personal projects, I’ve had some films screen in film festivals across the country. I know the process of film production and can promise the utmost professional ability, transparency, and dependency.”


Zatanna has been featured in several DC TV shows and animated series such as Smallville, Young Justice and Batman: The Animated Series. It’s about time she got to dole out her backwards magic in a solo film endeavor. Let’s hope that Justice League Dark film actually happens…


Images: DC Comics, Kickstarter

Kickstarter Chronicles: Where Should You Put Your Money?

Kickstarter is a crowdsourcing platform where people donate money to your idea to get it off the ground. In exchange for your contribution, you are rewarded with exclusives based on the amount of money you donate to the project. Getting a copy of the product, being a producer in a film, T-Shirts, posters, etc –  these are some of the various rewards you can get.

There are hundreds of Kickstarters running at a time, so we’ve picked out a few we think might be worth funding if you’re looking to ger involved…

Comic: The Spider King

There have been a few great cross genres created as of late. Whether it is Robots, Zombies, Ninjas or Pirates going against each other, it usually makes for an entertaining book. The Spider King is a graphic novel that pits Vikings against Aliens and it looks like it’ll be fun. Written by Josh Vann and Illustrated by Simone D’Armini, you can support this book and watch the Vikings kick some Alien butt.

Gaming: The Amityville Project Phobos

Kickstarter has been host to a myriad of tabletop games and this one seems to be another awesome entry. The Amityville Project: Phobos has a very unique premise as you are fighting to gain control of your mind. A project split an investigating detectives mind into four personas and these are clashing to gain control. There are eighty miniatures included in the game and they all look twisted and creepy. This is definitely a project to watch as it looks really unique.

Film: Airlock

Distracted Media has created a few projects and their latest offering is on Kickstarter. Airlock has an interesting premise as a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station. The security officer Jonah Wright inspects the ship and finds that the crew was murdered. In the cargo hold are a group of Sector Nine Asylum seekers who are hiding a secret that threatens the entire human race. This tidbit alone makes me want to watch this series and you can watch it for free if you donate to their cause.

Technology: Raspberry Pi minicade

Raspberry Pi is a mini computer that has a ton of uses from home networking to media servers. People also use it to play some of the retro arcade games and one of the projects is to make a mini arcade cabinet. The cabinet will come complete with a mini LCD, arcade stick and buttons and even speakers! With this DIY project and your Raspberry Pi you will be playing classic arcade games in no time. If you ever wanted your own arcade machine but don’t have the space or money then you need to check out this project.

Design: BMOG

Remember when you were a kid and waged war on your living room floor? Playing with robots, monsters and army men was such a fun time. BMOG (which stands for Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts) is a new toy that is being developed and has multiple uses. For one each of the single pieces can be used with action figures. These pieces can also be combined to make robots that are bristling with weaponry. BMOG is a great project that has multiple uses that is worthy of your attention.

These are some of the great projects that are on Kickstarter right now. Tune in from time to time as I will chronicle some of the best projects in gaming, film, comics, design and technology.