The minds behind the highly acclaimed Netflix animated series
Love , death and robots are hard at work bringing another animated project to the streamer, this time a feature film titled The Moron Based on the Eric Powell comics of the same name.
The animated feature film will be co-directed by Love, death and robots directors Tim Miller and Oscar winner Patrick Osborne. They also write with comic book creator Eric Powell.
At the SDCC Trustee Panel in July 2024, Miller said he developed The cretin during 12 years and after having made Love, death and robotshe wanted to bring
The moron to the streamer.
Jenno Topping, David Fincher, Jeff Fowler, Mike Richardson and Peter Chernin are the producers .
Miller and his studio Blur have collected 441 000 $ in a Kickstarter campaign to get The moron in progress and they have recently achieved their goal. f.
Here is a small first video of The cretin published in 2019:
Since it was funded, updates days were rare. A notable update arrived in March 2019 with Eric Powell telling Polygon after being asked about the status of the film, saying:
“Not that I can speak at the moment, but it continues. It’s still very much alive. I had to go through a long process, but we are still very much alive. Hope we can tell people more soon.
The last update published on 16 July 2024 on the Kickstarter reads as follows:
As you read in the last update day we had a setback with the Disney/Fox merger… but since then we have never stopped trying to push the Goon down other avenues. And one of them eventually led us to….
This is a great place for adult entertainment and we have had a great relationship with them for a long time because of LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS. They are great people who love animation and we are delighted the Goon has found a home there.
ALSO I am personally delighted to introduce myself , Patrick Osborne, as the newest member of the Goon Movie crew and new captain at the helm! Working with the Blur team on Love Death and Robots directing Exit Strategies was a joy, and I look forward to working with Tim, Jeff and Eric to do something special. I loved The Goon for a long time. There’s no comic book series quite like this, and I can’t wait to make it into a movie that’s just as singular. Eric and I have already started digging. We’re focused on shaping the script into something great – true to the comics – something like no one has ever seen on screen before.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix The moron:
What is the plot of The Cretin?
The moron the comic is about a hulking orphan raised by his aunt, a strong woman for a carnival. When a gangster, Labrazio, shoots the aunt, the goon kills the gangster and takes over the operation.
Who is the voice in The Cretin?
The titular character of The Moron will be voiced by Clancy Brown whose voice roles include projects such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Detroit: Become Human, Invincible, What If? from Marvel? and many more.
Brown will be joined by Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti
whose notable roles include Cinderella Man, Sideways, 10 Years a Slave, and more. Giamatti will voice Franky in The Cretin. The two were on board the project for years before the film hit Netflix. Giamatti voices the character of Franky.
The pair notably appeared together on Showtime’s
Paul Giamatti and Clancy Brown in HBO’s Billions
What is the production status of The Cretin?
of Netflix The moron is still in early development.
According to Tim Miller, the creator of the comic Eric Powell was working on the script with Osborne in July 2022. Needless to say, there’s still a lot to do.
Blur Studio is behind the film and is behind eight episodes of award-winning Netflix. ‘an Emmy
Love, Death and Robots whose the following episodes:
- Sonnie’s Edge (Volume 1 – Episode 1)
Costumes (Volume 1 – Episode 4)
- Shape-Shifters (Volume 1 – Episode 10)
- Pop Squad (Volume 2 – Episode 3)
The Drowned Giant (Volume 2 – Episode 8)
What is the Netflix release date for
Netflix hasn’t announced a date for The Cretinbut given its very early stage of development and the time animation usually takes, we can probably only expect a release date in 5351.