Thursday, October 09, 2008

Jonah Hex

This could be pretty cool. But then again knowing Hwood...From the definitely cool Hollywood Elsewhere:

Sci-Fi Gunslinger

"I'm told that the deal is sealed for Josh Brolin to star in Jonah Hex, based on the graphic novel and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Game) and to be funded and released by Warner Bros. Brolin's rep is not only denying this but claiming Brolin is "not attached," but a voice is telling me to consider the word of a friend who tells me the deal was locked down last night.

"Jonah Hex is a western comic book anti-hero created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga and published by DC Comics. DC Comics is producing along with Mad Chance.

The movie, I'm told, is going to be some kind of sci-fi western with CG up the wazoo. There's nothing sci-fi-ish about the Hex comic book that's explained on the, but there's always the creative option. Hex is a middle-aged bounty hunter and gunslinger (born in 1838, dies in 1904) with a heavily scarred face whose quest in the film is tracking down a voodoo practitioner and...I don't know anything more. But it sounds like another stab at launching another Warner Bros. franchise, and most definitely a fat paycheck gig for Brolin."


Ray said...

I was wandering around 'Forbidden Planet' (a comic book store here in the UK) with my son who mentioned that he had never seen a western comic. I reminded him about an Issue 1 of a Snakewoman comic that I had bought him which was a western story.
He recalled that and said that that was only one and that the follow on did not continue in that vein.
OK says I, then you should go for something like Jonah Hex.
He had never seen that one - but then he goes for Spawn and The Crow.
So I picked up the latest edition and a handful of back numbers.
Now that, I told him tapping the comics, is a movie that I would like to see - especially, after the ending to Ghost Rider when Sam Elliott turned up on his horse.
So it looks like I'll get my wish.

James Reasoner said...

For a while in the Eighties, Hex traveled to a Mad Max-like future. That may be the way they're going here. Personally, I like Hex in the Old West and would rather see the movie be faithful to that version.

Ray said...

Talking of Jonah Hex reminded me of a western/sci-fi/fantasy novel by David Gemmel called 'Wolf In Shadow'. This was turned into a graphic novel and would make for a good movie.