Sequel to hockey hit Goon being written

The pugilistic hockey hit Goon is looking for a rematch. Montreal actor Jay Baruchel — who co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2011 film — confirmed on Twitter this week that he’s currently writing a sequel with the first film’s associate producer Jesse Chabot.

The pugilistic hockey hit Goon is looking for a rematch.

Montreal actor Jay Baruchel — who co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2011 film — confirmed on Twitter this week that he’s currently writing a sequel with the first film’s associate producer Jesse Chabot.

Director Michael Dowse will return to helm the new film, which Baruchel is referring to — at least for now — as Goon 2, while original co-writer Evan Goldberg was onboard as a producer. The original film cast Seann William Scott as a dim but well-meaning bouncer whose gift for throwing (and taking) punches lands him a job as the resident enforcer on a minor-league hockey team. On Twitter, the 30-year-old Baruchel was insistent that the new film would be up to the standard set by the original.

“Please know this: Goon is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started,” he wrote.

“We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required.”

Just Posted

Red Deer mall repurposes former Sears location

The Great Indoors Market at Bower officially launches Nov. 10

Red Deer-area businesses prepare for economic boost from Canadian Finals Rodeo

Hotels, restaurants, gift shops get ready for rodeo fans

Sylvan Lake considering banning charcoal barbecues in lakefront parks

Town council wants more information on concerns about charcoal barbecues and over-sized tents

Winter Games relocates its Volunteer Centre

Now open at Bower Place in Red Deer

Drouin scores deciding goal as Canadiens hold off Flames in 3-2 win

MONTREAL — Flames goalie David Rittich did everything he could to keep… Continue reading

Coalition of consumer groups calls for new code of conduct for telecom sales

A new government-backed code of conduct is needed to protect consumers from… Continue reading

Canadian National Railway rakes in record revenues amid concerns over capacity

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. says it raked in the highest… Continue reading

Alberta Party candidates set for Red Deer

The Alberta Party will have candidates running in both Red Deer-South and… Continue reading

Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Woody Baron co-authors children’s book

TORONTO — Woody Baron finds the spectre of tangling with a hulking… Continue reading

Sundin not surprised Leafs asking stars to take less money to stay together

TORONTO — Mats Sundin isn’t surprised the Toronto Maple Leafs are asking… Continue reading

Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC

WASHINGTON — It’s a hobby among District of Columbia locals: Picking apart… Continue reading

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

LOS ANGELES — Forty years after he first appeared in theatres, Michael… Continue reading

Most Read