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Jonah Hex
Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Produced by Akiva Goldsman
Andrew Lazar
Written by Neveldine/Taylor
William Farmer
John Albano
(Characters)
Tony Dezuniga
(Characters)
Starring Josh Brolin
John Malkovich
Megan Fox
Music by Mastodon
John Powell[1]
Cinematography Mitchell Amundsen
Studio Warner Bros.
Legendary Pictures
Weed Road Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 18, 2010[2]
Country United States
Language English

Jonah Hex is an upcoming Western film based on the DC Comics character of the same name.[3] Under Warner Bros., the film is directed by Jimmy Hayward and stars Josh Brolin as the title character, Jonah Hex, and also stars John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender and Megan Fox. The film is scheduled to be released on June 18, 2010.

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Premise

Jonah Hex is an ex confederate soldier/bounty hunter whos been shot so many times he has one foot in the living world and one in the other. He is hired to track down Quentin Turnbull with whom he has a troubled past. Early rumors emerged about a zombie army or Quentin trying to rewin the war, but these were dismissed when producers said "Quentin is more of a terrorist upset about the outcome of the war not someone trying to fight and rewin it."

Cast

Also cast in the film is Will Arnett as a Union soldier who enlists Jonah Hex as a bounty hunter.[9]

Production

In 2000, 20th Century Fox developed a one-hour adaptation based on the character to television with producers Akiva Goldsman and Robert Zappia involved, but the project did not make it to production.[11] By July 2007, Warner Bros. Pictures held feature film rights to the character and sought to produce a film. Goldsman paired with Andrew Lazar as producers, and Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor adapted the screenplay,[12] which adopted an incarnation of the comic books that combined the Western genre with supernatural elements.[13] In October 2008, Josh Brolin entered talks to be cast as Jonah Hex under the direction of Neveldine and Taylor.[14] In November 2008, Neveldine and Taylors stepped down from being directors due to creative differences with the studio.[15] The studio explored the possibility of hiring Andy Fickman or McG and by January 2009, it chose Jimmy Hayward to direct Jonah Hex.[13] By the following February, Brolin was set to star alongside John Malkovich, who was cast as the antagonist Quentin Turnbull. Legendary Pictures paired with Warner Bros. Pictures to co-finance the film.[4] Filming began in Louisiana in April 2009.[9]

On September 2, 2009, Ain't it Cool News reported that heavy metal band Mastodon are scoring the film and have been working on it for some time.[16]

References

  1. ^ http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/10/mastodon-talks-about-recording-jonah-hex-score-swi.html
  2. ^ 'Jonah Hex' Reshoots? Francis Lawrence Directing?!
  3. ^ Gob Bluth Says Jonah Hex Will Be Dark and Serious
  4. ^ a b Fleming, Michael; Dave McNary (February 11, 2009). "Malkovich, Brolin set for 'Hex'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000028.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ Billington, Alex (June 20, 2008). "So That Truly Was Thomas Jane as Jonah Hex!". FirstShowing.net (First Showing, LLC). http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/06/20/so-that-truly-was-thomas-jane-as-jonah-hex/. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  6. ^ Seijas, Casey (November 20, 2008). "Josh Brolin Declares ‘Jonah Hex’ Script ‘Awful…I Love It,’ As Directors Leave Project". MTV Splash Page. http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/11/20/josh-brolin-declares-jonah-hex-script-awfuli-love-it-as-directors-leave-project/. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ Jonah Hex Hexed with Reshoots
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (March 3, 2009). "Megan Fox lines up two film projects". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iee48bd23f07a5c212caf86dbc16e17a4. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c Kit, Borys (March 31, 2009). "Will Arnett joins 'Jonah Hex'". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i19ba8a8fc75ea904e5bddb94d43c08d7. Retrieved April 8, 2009.  (Subscription only)
  10. ^ http://theflickcast.com/2009/08/11/michael-fassbender-discusses-inspiration-for-jonah-hex-henchman/
  11. ^ Laski, Beth (January 20, 2000). "DeVito has a 'Revelation' on crowded Canton slate". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (July 24, 2007). "Warners puts 'Hex' on comic". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  13. ^ a b Kit, Borys (January 6, 2009). "'Horton' helmer has 'Hex' next". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  14. ^ Fleming, Michael (October 9, 2008). "Josh Brolin eyes WB's 'Jonah Hex'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117993724.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  15. ^ Fleming, Michael (November 19, 2008). "Neveldine, Taylor leave 'Jonah Hex'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996197.html?categoryid=1350&cs=1. Retrieved April 8, 2009. 
  16. ^ Knowles, Harry (2009-09-02). "JONAH HEX news so mind-meltingly awesome that only Satan's Mighty Balls are cooler!". Ain't It Cool News. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/42234. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 

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