There have been reshoots and delays, but Warner Bros. will still release Jimmy Hayward‘s Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender, on time. A trailer will premiere later this week, but in the meantime there’s a small teaser montage available via SyFy. It resembles the footage we saw last year at Comic Con, and you can see it after the break. Read More »
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A few new photos which have popped up in the last 24 hours, all of which are worth sharing. The photos include a high resolution look at Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex,the first photo from Ringu and The Ring Two helmer Hideo Nakata‘s The Chatroom, and photos from the set of Green Lantern.
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Where’s Jonah Hex? We saw footage from the film at last year’s Comic Con, but aside from a few reshoot reports and word of Mastodon sharing scoring duties, there’s been basically nothing to report on the film since then. Few pics, no trailer. Earlier this week, as part of a rumor that suggested Lobo was dead at WB, there was a report that the studio isn’t happy with the film.
Then Vulture talked to Brent Hinds of Mastodon, and based on his description of the scoring process and one comment in particular, many read the piece as saying “the film is delayed!” Reps for the movie, meanwhile, insist that we’ll see a trailer on April 29, and that it will be attached to prints of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Meanwhile, Hinds’ comments are still a window into the process of finishing the film. Read More »
Will Ryan Reynolds‘ superhero costume in Green Lantern look anything like this recently posted piece of concept art?
I hope not…
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We’ve known for a while that Jonah Hex would be going back in front of cameras for reshoots this month. In this case, ‘additional shooting’ may be a more appropriate term, as the point seems to be adding new material in addition to ‘fixing’ a few scenes shot last year. Once the reshoot news arrived, rumors began to swirl around the Warner Bros. film and now we’ve got some additional info on what exactly is going down in Hex’s wild west. Read More »
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Two weeks of reshoots and/or additional shooting will take place for Jonah Hex at the beginning of the year, and a set of casting call notes has gone out describing the characters involved. There are a few significant ones: Jeb Turnbull, son of John Malkovich‘s primary villain, and Cassie, Hex’s wife. Casting these characters implies that a couple of sequences will be shot that are flashbacks to Hex’s past.
Cassie is mentioned but not seen in earlier drafts of the script. One draft I read had an extensive flashback featuring Jeb Turnbull, with a couple of big scenes, so the quick either/or supposition is that either that sequence wasn’t shot, or was extensively changed at the time and is now being reworked again. The former seems more likely. President Andrew Johnson is also being cast. That flashback was set in 1862, too early for him to be President (he took office in 1865) so there could be more than just the flashback to shoot. Also, I’m not sure how many drafts of Hex exist after the one I read, so don’t think any of this is set in stone. [SpoilerTV]
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What appears to be the first official image of Jonah Hex is now with us… and it looks quite a bit like a costume or makeup test. Amusingly, it shows off Hex’s mussed-up face rather well, but hides his eyes under his hat brim. This is not the standard tease for things like this. Check it out after the break.
Jonah Hex is the first live action film to be directed by Jimmy Hayward, a one time Pixar animator who was later responsible for Blue Sky’s Horton Hears a Who. It seems that he was virtually hand picked for the job by the star, Josh Brolin. Read More »
Months ago I ran into Brent Hinds, guitarist for Mastodon, who mentioned that he’d just shot a cameo for the new John Malkovich movie, and that the band would be doing some music for it. That had to be Jonah Hex, but I wasn’t able to get any more details. Soon enough AICN got wind of Mastodon’s score for the film, but no further info. Now some other enterprising Atlanta boys have talked to the band and got the scoop on what we can expect to hear in the film. And I’m more excited than I expected to be, as the band says that in part, the music resembles Neil Young’s score for Dead Man! Read More »
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (featured right to left above, respectively) first made a name for themselves in 2006 with their adrenaline-rush of an indie action flick, the low-budget Crank. Three years later, they solidified their reputation as unstoppable forces of pure insanity with its sequel, Crank: High Voltage. Today though, they bring us their first non-Crank-related directorial effort, the Gerard Butler vehicle Gamer, which also co-stars Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall.
I had a chance to chat with Neveldine/Taylor (as they’re so often credited in their films) a couple of months back at Comic-Con, which they were at to promote their latest helping of blood-splattered delirium.
You can read the full exclusive interview with Neveldine and Taylor after the jump.
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