Warner Bros. has been slow to sell Jonah Hex. The first trailer appeared just a month ago, and the film opens on June 18. But now there’s a second trailer, and it is edited at a much more brisk pace. In part because of that change and in part because it chooses better footage, this is a much better look at the movie.
Granted, this trailer doesn’t make the film look great by any means, but it also doesn’t look like quite the disaster represented in the first one. Josh Brolin gets to show off a lot more personality, and the makeup that scars his character’s face doesn’t look as restrictive as a result. Megan Fox still doesn’t exude much charm, but there’s not much than can be done about that.
Here’s the synopsis. Trailer follows. Check out the HD version at IGN.
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. Based on the legendary graphic novel, “Jonah Hex” is an epic adventure thriller about one man’s personal quest for redemption against the vast canvas of the battle between good and evil.