Films

Jonah Hex

June 18th 2010
  • Action/Adventure,
  • PG-13,
  • 80 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Cast: Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich, Will Arnett, Julia Jones, Thomas Lennon, Aidan Quinn, Michael Shannon, David Patrick Kelly, Seth Gabel, Brandi Coleman, John Gallagher Jr., David Jensen, Natacha Itzel, Lisa Rotondi, Matt Lasky, Tom Townsend, Sean Boyd, Thomas Tah Hyde III, Eric Scott Woods, Luke James Fleischmann
  • Director: Jimmy Hayward
  • Writers: William Farmer, Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
  • Producers: Akiva Goldsman, Andrew Lazar
  • Executive Producers: Kerry Foster, John Goldstone, Jon Jashni, Ravi D. Mehta, Thomas Tull
  • Art Directions: John B. Josselyn, Jonah Markowitz, Seth Reed
  • Casting: Bernard Telsey
  • Costume Design: Michael Wilkinson
  • D.O.P.: Mitchell Amundsen
  • Editor: Kent Beyda
  • Makeup: Christien Tinsley
  • Music: John Powell
  • Production Design: Tom Meyer
  • Set Decoration: Robert Greenfield

Storyline

Based on the graphic novel. Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) is a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort, a tough and stoic gunslinger who can track down anyone... and anything. Having survived death, Jonah's violent history is steeped in myth and legend, and has left him with one foot in the natural world and one on the "other side."

His only human connection is with Leila (Megan Fox), whose life in a brothel has left her with scars of her own. But Jonah's past is about to catch up with him when the U.S. military makes him an offer he can't refuse: in exchange for his freedom from the warrants on his head, he must track down and stop the dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich).

But Turnbull, who is gathering an army and preparing to unleash Hell, is also Jonah's oldest enemy and will stop at nothing until Jonah is dead.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; New Orleans, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and sexual content
  • Production Budget: $75 million
  • Production Companies: Legendary Pictures, DC Comics, Mad Chance, Weed Road Pictures
  • Production Schedule: April 2009 - July 2009

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Trivia

2010 Guide Analysis: "A project that's sounding more and more like a 'what could have been' style deal. "Crank" and "Gamer" writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor scripted the comic book adaptation said to combine the Western genre with supernatural elements, in fact there was early talk of a voodoo practitioner and an army of undead Confederate soldiers which sounds rather unique.

Then the pair left the project over creative differences and the supernatural elements got ditched. Jimmy Hayward, an animator turned animation director on the likes of "Robots" and "Horton Hears a Who", came onboard and makes his live-action directorial debut. While there wasn't talk of trouble during production, lets just say several sources claim that some truly great sets and art design were essentially wasted.

Not helping was the footage screened at Comic Con which showed off a gritty, over saturated and high contrast pulpy western with too many modern action touches and just outright silly additions like Megan Fox as history's least convincing bar wench. So it came as no surprise when it leaked out earlier this month that "I Am Legend" and "Constantine" helmer Francis Lawrence is being brought on to consult on some reshoots for the project.

What footage we saw was not "Wild Wild West" insultingly bad, but considering that debacle it's no big surprise the studio is very carefully proceeding with its promotions for the film. Atlanta-based heavy metal band Mastodon are said to be providing the score which is a good call, but it'll be the first trailer that should prove a good bellwether as to whether the film will work or not."

Trailers & Clips

Worldwide Release Dates

  • 25 June 2010: Brazil
  • 2 July 2010: India
  • 5 August 2010: Australia
  • 12 August 2010: Kazakhstan
  • 26 August 2010: Argentina
  • 9 September 2010: Netherlands
  • 10 September 2010: Norway
  • 17 September 2010: Poland
  • 24 September 2010: Finland
  • 1 October 2010: Italy