While diehard hockey fans (like yours truly) try to come to terms with another season-threatening lockout, there is at least some good news on the horizon for puck heads: a sequel to Goon is headed our way.
Jay Baruchel revealed the news via Twitter. The basic gist of the series of tweets is that Baruchel will team with Jesse Chabot to write the new script and that Michael Dowse will return to direct.
The original film was based on the book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith. The indie-film version instantly became one of the best sports movies in recent memory and arguably the best hockey film since Slapshot.
Baruchel promises that the cast will all be back for the sequel and that he and the creative team will "give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required." Sounds good to us.
No word yet on when Goon 2 might start shooting, but with the way things are going we could see it long before the return of real NHL hockey…
[via Coming Soon]